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Posts Tagged ‘storage’

Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Preserving Memories

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

 

This lovely alabaster sculpture is a treasured heirloom from the owner’s mother. It was originally bought in the 1920’s in Florence, Italy and was passed down from mother to daughter.  Sadly, due to poor packing and inept storage, the center section broke into several pieces.  This greatly distressed the owner, as this heirloom was very precious to her.

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Damaged art – insurance claim?

Monday, June 21st, 2010
Damage due to handling, storage, heat and humidity

Damage due to handling, storage, heat and humidity

I’ve written before about what it does to a painting to roll it up. But, just to reinforce the issue, here’s another example. But, for the first time, let me make some interesting points:

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Scrapbook, photo album, memories, family history

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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What do you have that really has meaning and shows the quality of your business or great moments in personal or family life? Last weekend, my nephew got married to a really great girl. We are thrilled to have her in our family. Their story of how they met, how they romanced each other and how the proposal went was sooo cute and it was all illustrated in a scrapbook next to the sign in book at the reception. Everyone got a kick out of looking through it. What a priceless piece of family history that was JUST created! I would be heart sick to know that because of moving 13 times like newlyweds do or because of some other casual forgetfulness that this scrapbook of memories was to be lost… and these aren’t even MY kids. My sister gets the message though. I wrote her with this suggestion.

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What about 1st Edition Revisions of your book?

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Thanks Scott. I’ve had a little time to go through your e-book. What are your plans for updating Chapter 3 to include items such as USB drives, external hard drives, etc. – items that most people work with today? Do you have an upcoming revised edition in the works? If so, when would the revised e-book be available? I’d like to sell your e-book via our website, but don’t want to sell it if a revised edition is to be released soon. Please let me know when it will be available, and we’ll go from there.

Clutter Bother You? Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater! 5 VERY helpful tips…

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

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When you store or ship a painting, should you roll it up? 3 reasons to…

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Well, I guess the beginning photo tells you why its not good to roll up paintings, new or old! It puts stress on the paint layers and they don’t like it.

A Russian Portrait from about 1900.

A Russian Portrait from about 1900.

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What Is The Best Temperature For Artwork? – 3 Tips To Protect

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I’m asked all the time something along the lines of  “What is the best temperature for my artwork?” or “What temperature should my house be?” or “What environment is best for my collection?”  Well, its not a one word answer. The answer is kind of long, actually, but I think you’ll find the answer and the photos  interesting.

What materials are you worried about protecting? A wood sculpture, an oil painting, a watercolor, glassware, a plastic toy collection, photographs, leather book bindings? Each material reacts to it environment a little different but by and large the answer to this question is, thankfully, not a single number temperature (that would be hard… and expensive… to try and maintain!). Its a range. My detailed answer to this question would be different for someone in Florida than Wyoming, or for someone living in Puerto Rico or Utah. But in general, what your items need, much like all of us, is stability.

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Thinking Ahead of a Natural Disaster – My Goodness This Would Make The Heart Feel Good!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


These folks were thinking ahead… or maybe they read my book!

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Mold damage and storage of family history.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


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Heart Breaking Damage. Learn how to pack it or get help.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


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