A list of resources pertaining to artwork
care and maintenance. Resources provide
advice and information on care of artwork.



International Institute for Conservation of Historic
and Artistic Works 

A national membership organization of conservation professionals.
Provides information on conserving works of art.

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 AIC Guide to Digital Photography and Conservation Documentation
Author/Editor: Jeffrey Warda, Dawn Heller, Dan Kushel, Timothy Vitale,
Gawain Weaver, and Franziska Frey
A guide on all aspects of digital photography of works of art and cultural
heritage.  The second half of the book is devoted to explaining and
illustrating photographic tools and techniques that are unique to
conservation documentation photography, including visible light,
ultraviolet, and infrared photography.
Publisher: The American Institute of Conservation of Historic and Artists Works
Publication Date: Revised 2011
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The Care of Bronze Sculpture: Recommended Maintenance
Programs for the Collector
Author/Editor: Patrick V. Kipper
Publisher: Path Publications
Publication Date: Revised 2007
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Caring for Your Art. A Guide for Artists, Collectors, and
Art Institutions

Author/Editor: Jill Snyder and Joseph Montague
Covers the best methods to store, handle, mount, frame, display, document
and inventory, photograph, pack, transport, insure and secure art. Also
discusses proper environmental controls to enhance longevity of work.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: Revised 2001
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Curatorial Care of Works of Art on Paper
Author/Editor: Anne F. Clapp
Includes advice on conservation techniques and describes the effect
of light, acid, and temperature on works on paper.
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Publication Date: 1987
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Green Guide for Artists: Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas,
& Resources for the Eco-conscious Artist

Author/Editor: Karen Michel
Inspires artists to make better eco-conscious choices within their work
and studios. Includes information on mixing your own non-toxic paints and
adhesives, and making your own papers from recycled paper; safe and
green practices for the workspace; a fresh look at using recycled
materials; and a resource guide for eco-friendly materials and
supplies, including Web sites and forum links.
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication Date: 2009
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Guide to Maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture
Author/Editor: Virginia Naude and Glenn Wharton
Publisher: American Institute of Conservation
Publication Date: 1991
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The Organic Painter: Learn to paint with tea, coffee,
embroidery, flame, and more
Author: Carne Griffiths
Introduces innovative techniques for using non-traditional
“paint” derived from materials like coffee, tea, and alcohol,
to encourage freedom and expression!
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 2019
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Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional
and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides
& Motion Pictures
Author/Editor: Henry Wilhelm and Carol Brower
Publisher: Preservation Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1993
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