By Robert B. Faltermeier

This publication is a concise advisor on the best way to safeguard, defend and examine cultural history in inner most and public collections. Its concentration is on 3-dimensional artworks and archaeology made from fabrics like ceramics, glass, stone, metals, wooden and so on. It in short explains an important points of dealing with, exhibit, garage and research of such paintings works and covers the fundamentals of environmental stipulations for an artwork assortment. a number of useful examples from the author's lengthy adventure are proven in fine quality color photographs.

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1). The mode of transport has to be in good working order and suitable for the artefact moved. Usually carts trolleys and forklift trucks are labeled with weight limits and under no circumstances should they be overloaded or used as ladders. Before moving an artwork, ensure that the path to the destination is clear and that no protruding wall fixtures or doors are blocking the free movement of your object, and that there is sufficient illumination of the path. Loose footwear or clothing that can entangle with the artwork are not suitable.

It is important that the nozzle is covered with gauze that can trap larger particulates and prevent the accidental entering of the fabric into the nozzle. The suction of the vacuum cleaner needs to be Maintenance 51 regulated and the vacuum cleaner needs to be fitted with a micro filter, to trap mould spores and finer dust particles. HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters are claimed to remove 99 % of airborne particles. It is important to note here that not all fabrics are suitable for vacuum cleaning.

All treated silver should be then coated with a reversible lacquer, to retard future oxidation and tarnishing of the silver surface. Gold rarely needs conservation, only in case of debased archaeological gold is a treatment warranted. The most obvious corrosion products on archaeological gold tend to be copper oxides, due to the alloying constituents in the debased gold. These corrosion products should not be polished off, since the soft gold will be easily damaged and the signs of original wear and tear removed.

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An Easy Guide to Care for Sculpture and Antique Art by Robert B. Faltermeier
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