Archive for the ‘appraisals’ Category

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Visual Media Deterioration

August 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm

There are many mediums on which visual media can be stored. Today I would like to touch on the problem with the deterioration of VHS and Film media.... (more)

Is It Fine Art, A Collectible Or An Antique?

April 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

Although any item could be placed into one or more of the following groups, there are some general guidelines for placing an item into a category…    Fine... (more)

Substrate Induced Discoloration

April 10, 2010 at 7:56 am

 Substrate Induced Discoloration or (SID)    Acrylic mediums (especially when thickly applied) have the ability to draw out impurities from the support (surface) they are painted on. Gesso priming will... (more)

Art Damage & Diminished Value

March 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm

An Observation on Diminished Value Conservators and restoration specialists Code of Ethics prohibits them from entering into the realm of appraisals as a clear conflict of interest. However,... (more)

Pigment vs. Binder ~ What is the Difference?

February 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Pigments  The pigment determines the color of the paint as well as the permanence of that color.  PIGMENTS DETERMINE: 1) Chroma; Relative brightness 2) Opacity; transparent, translucent or... (more)

Development of Hairline Cracks in Oil Paintings

January 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Why do oil paintings develop hairline cracks and acrylic paintings do not? This is directly related to the binders used in oil and acrylic paint. Oil paint binder... (more)

Disaster Planning and Monetary Archival Appraisals; An Overview

January 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm

In light of the extensive losses incurred by natural and manmade events, it is imperative that archivists and others charged with the safety of our archive collections be... (more)

Forgotten Assets; Art Succession Planning

January 25, 2010 at 11:47 am

Art succession planning should be an iatrical part of the estate planning process. Fine art and collectible collections present their own unique opportunities for a collector to reduce... (more)