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Gurney Journey: Archivist’s Top Ten Tips for art preservation

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Illustrator James Gurney learns Norman Rockwell Museum Archivist's top 10 tips: http://t.co/ZrjMtYfR...

 

A list of ten things working artists can do to make the life of future archivists and conservators a little happier:

1. Get art and books out of the basement and attic.

2. Store things flat and unfolded.

3. If you must use commercial tape, remove it as soon as you can.

4. Put paper works in acid-free folders.

5. Photocopy thermal faxes.

6. Sign and date each piece, even sketches.

7. Use pencil rather than pen or marker.

8. Keep art out of direct sun.

9. Shoot your art and store the shots elsewhere.

10. Back up your computer work.

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Your Future Career Can Consist Of Preserving The Past!

"Curators, also known as a conservators or archivists, are responsible for the collection, maintenance, exhibition of art or historical objects. A curator is primarily tasked with the proper presentation and safety of these works. Those seeking a career as a curator should know that most jobs require a minimum of a graduate degree, as well as related professional experience."

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