Posts tagged ‘insurance’

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Building a collection on your own? Consider this…

October 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

Whether you are collecting jewelry, vintage cars, wine or artwork, the transition into a serious collector involves knowledge, relationships, record keeping and preservation. Can you fill all of... (more)

Do You Legally Own the Artwork You Possess?

August 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

 ~ Legal Title ~ (as it pertains to works of art) The age old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law” does not always apply when dealing with... (more)

Print Terminology & “stuff on the bottom”!

January 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The numbers on the bottom of a lithograph or other graphic usually appear as a fraction, with the denominator giving the edition size and the numerator giving the... (more)

Art Loss – Fraud, Theft or Damage

March 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

It’s more exciting and newsworthy to talk about theft. The FBI’s art theft program Web site states: “Art and cultural property crime – which includes theft, fraud, looting,... (more)

Significant problems found with current appraisals

February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

An appraisal is a record of an item to prove its existence, establish its identity and communicate a value through an established methodology. In reviewing a number of... (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)

New Rule on Cargo Is Shaking Art World

February 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

Let me first post the credits… New York Times, Randy Kennedy, Feb. 12th 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/arts/design/13transport.html?sudsredirect=true Here’s the edited version: …the stuff of real nightmares: the possibility that airline employees... (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)