Protecting Your Paper Artwork

Protecting Your Paper Artwork

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As the economy recovers, art demand is growing in popularity but how can you financially protect your beautiful investments? 

There is a growing popularity among art collectors for “works on paper.”

Works on paper includes photography, drawings, and prints. As art enthusiasts continue to enhance their art collection, it’s important that a few things be kept in mind when it comes to the safe transport or display of the collection. Here are some tips on how you can keep your works on paper art collection safe.

Important Tips to Keep Your Works on Paper Safe

Keep the artwork out of direct light. Ultraviolet radiation causes pigment to fade over long exposures in a phenomenon known as sun bleaching. Consider framing your works of art under UV glass or Plexiglass.

Consider hiring a professional to do the hanging.  A professional helps to ensure that the art is securely affixed to the walls and they will enhance the placement of the pieces.

Avoid the fireplace. There are certain pieces of artwork that may look very nice over the fireplace however, temperature fluctuations aid in the deterioration of art.  The paper can expand and contract based on humidity levels and should be kept at roughly 45 percent humidity and the room temperature should be maintained at a cool level.

Artwork is unique and expensive. Even if you take precautions, your artwork could be at risk if not properly insuredContact  your team at Hoffman Brown Company in Sherman Oaks, California.  They are happy to help you with a review of your current insurance policy or provide you with a quote on a Fine Arts policy.