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Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Stay Away From Flaking Paint!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The most problems people face is to resist the temptation of touching an oil painting that is flaking. I have been amused to witness even the seasoned experienced collectors be rate themselves after they touch a flaking area and knock paint off.

 Damaged art work should be removed from display once it’s damaged due to people’s tempation of touching it.


Art, Divorce, Lawyers: Can these make up an entertaining story?

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

I don’t need to write much about this video post other than I think you will find this 7 minute story entertaining.


From the Rubble of Haitian Earthquake: Art Salvage

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

haitian-muralAt the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation I met up with Susan Blakney, painting conservator freshly returned from Haiti as part of a delegation to determine the size of the task of saving and salvaging art. Her efforts were part of the AIC-CERT program.


What Dirty Stuff Is On My Artwork?! – 3 Tips of what NOT to do!

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
During Cleaning/Removal of Grime and Yellowed Varnish.

During Cleaning/Removal of Grime and Yellowed Varnish.

A question I often get asked, “How do I clean my___________? My answer is a LONG list of sad stories of cleaning lady’s “gentile” or “light” cleaning techniques and dealers trying to save a buck. And yesterday, I got another such story to tell you: