29 October 2010

Interim Storage for Fragile Artwork

Interim Storage for Fragile Artwork

GLASS / PERSPEX



Condition reports – description / measurements / condition – note any
scratches or cracks
Make sure they are clean / dust free
Label if necessary on the side that is not printed on
Handle with extreme care
Separate with bubble-wrap against a wall
o horizontally as less likely to fall
o at an angle



If possible envelop entirely with foam-core
FOAM-CORE WRAPPING –
o cut piece of foam-core double the length of the glass/Perspex(with 5-10cm
extra on both sides
o fold over length-wise


o double over sides and staple



o slip cover onto glass and fold over end bit and stick together with package
tape



Note any cracks or breaks on outside of covering (with indicator card)



Place stacked glass on floor covered with layers of foam-core
SECURE DUST FREE area with good circulation of air



FRAMED PHOTOGRAPHS

Condition reports – description / measurements / condition – note any
scratches or marks
Make sure they are clean / dust free
Label if necessary so identifiable on the back in pencil
Handle with care
Secure corners with bubble-wrapped cushioning secured with parcel tape
o place corner (face down) on the centre of a piece of bubble-wrap lying
diagonally
o flap over the bubble-wrap onto the corner
o fold in each side and tape down at back



Stack horizontally if possible
o face-to-face
o at an angle
Place stacked pictures on floor covered with layers of foam-core (line
flooring/shelving)
SECURE DUST-FREE area with circulation of air



**Ideally kept in place specially set aside and fumigated

Words compiled by: Amy van Wezel
Photographs: William Jervois

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