June 2013 - Fine Art Conservation

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Packing and Shipping Art on Paper

Mailing and Shipping always involves some risk, but this can be greatly reduced by following a few commonsense practices. Later in this post I describe a method of packing flat items that has worked well for me over the years but first - a few words about Carriers, Insurance and

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Art Appraisers and Picture Framers

Art Appraisers British Columbia Kathleen Laverty 604-646-4857 Shaune Macyintyre 604.790.7017 Macintyre Appraisers Picture Framers: US and UK California Framer's Workshop Connecticut Frame and Artgallery II Kentucky Great Angles Massachusetts Framed In Tatnuck Michigan Parrish Fine Framing and Art Missouri Art Impressions Montana Rimrock Art and Frame Nebraska Creekside Framing and Gallery New York State of the Art North Carolina Cedarwood Gallery Nova Scotia Haverstock Creative Designs Ohio Holland Frame Shop Innovate Frame and Design Rhode Island Get the Picture Framing Wisconsin The Frame Workshop Amy McCray, framing

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Conservators, Organizations, Materials

Conservators in Private Practice, British Columbia Objects: Andrew Todd 604-947-2617 Andrew Todd Conservators David Harrison 604-224-5736 Harrison Art Services Paintings: Denise LeBeau 604-374-6659 Restoration of Art Conservation Organizations – Canada and the US Canadian Association of Professional Conservators Canadian Association for Conservation Canadian Conservation Institute American Institute for Conservation Western Association for Art Conservation Conservation On Line Conservation Materials and Supplies Canada Carr McLean UK Archival Conservation

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Funding For Institutions

Canadian Institutions: The following organizations offer grants that can help institutions in British Columbia and Canada meet their conservation goals. If you are aware of other agencies offering conservation assistance, please contact me and I will add them to this list. Canadian Museums Association: Preserving Canadian Treasures Canadian Heritage: Museums Assistance Program Heritage BC:

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photo by Tucker Walsh

Disaster Preparation and Recovery

photo by permission of Tucker Walsh The flooding of Florence in 1967 ushered in a new awareness of the need for disaster planning and preparation. 40 odd years later, major disasters and dangers around the world (both natural and man-made) have shown that recovery is always better when a formal plan

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