Looking to hunker down with a good book ? This is what we've been reading this summer.
"Collection Care" by Brent Powell provides a solid overview of basic artwork care procedures and policies.
The book begins with an introduction to collection care, including an important chapter on training and personal safety. Subsequent sections cover the principles of handling and caring for two- and three-dimensional artefacts, emphasising the importance of proper risk assessment and informed decision-making. The final two chapters discuss internal and external environmental factors relevant to collection care, including storage, condition reporting, crating, and transport. One key contribution of this book is its many photos, which provide a visual reference for handling techniques and apparatuses. Such a generously illustrated reference work is rare and extremely useful. The volume concludes with an extensive 'References and Resources' section, which guides readers to more detailed information on all the topics covered in the book.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 2015)
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Have you considered shipping your art with your national mail service? Postal services have increasingly concentrated their efforts on parcel deliveries. Why not use their vast networks to ship your art?
We have compared courier service rates with postal service rates for parcels. Postal service by far beats courier delivery companies when it comes to attractive pricing. When it comes to service, you'll find that courier service offers a faster service. It comes at a cost. TNT proves to be the most competitive in terms of pricing, followed by UPS and Fedex. It doesn't allow for insuring art though, while UPS and Fedex do offer that as an additional service.
When your deadline is not too tight, you can get your work to its destination, at a fraction of the cost by taking it to your local post office. Have access to all post's benefits and get better rates when you open a professional account. Check with your local post office!