Buying Sculpture for your Home

Sculpture; created for hotel lobbies and Malibu mansions, right? Wrong! Sculpture looks great anywhere and is a fun and creative way of showcasing original art in your home. It’s not elitist, either. A little secret: sculpture can often be more affordable than its two...

Understanding the A to Z of Framing Terminology

A ACID : A chemical substance with a pH of less than 7.0 ACID BURN : A permanent yellow or brown stain on paper art. Acid burn occurs when artwork is framed with paper materials that are not acid free. ACID ETCHED :  In glazing and decorative work, acid etching alters...
Matting and Framing

Matting and Framing

Works of art and documents on paper are vulnerable to physical damage. They are easily torn, folded, and smudged. Works of art and documents on paper are also susceptible to chemical damage by components in paperboard and adhesives used to mat works of art and...

Photographs

A photograph can be one of many processes in which light-sensitive media are employed to create a visible image. The prevalence of photographs allows us to forget that they are potentially fragile objects. They are easily damaged by careless handling, improper...

Documents & Art on Paper

Documents, manuscripts, and works of art on paper such as prints, drawings, and watercolors are inherently fragile but can be easily and effectively protected from damage. Proper Care and Handling: Handle paper objects as little and as gently as possible. When doing...
Textiles

Textiles

Throughout human history, textiles have played a rich part in the lives and traditions of people of all cultures. They have been constructed using a wide variety of materials and techniques. From natural fibers like cotton, silk, flax, and wool to regenerated or...

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