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How to preserve contemporary art


Contemporary art pieces are precious and expensive. Hence, it is important for us to have a clear understanding on how to preserve them. If you fail to preserve them, you will not be able to proceed with retaining their value along with time as well. That’s why we thought of sharing some useful tips, which you can follow in order to preserve contemporary art. Any person who is interested in preserving contemporary art can keep these tips in mind and go ahead. You will fall in love with the returns that these contemporary art preservation techniques will be able to offer in the long run.

Keep contemporary art away from direct sunlight


Sunlight is one of the major culprits behind damaging art. Therefore, you should be careful to keep your contemporary art away from direct sunlight all the time. In case if sunlight comes into direct contact, you will end up with damaging the colors as well as the overall form of contemporary art. This is why you should be extra careful as you make plans to store contemporary art properly. If you fail to focus on the best method to store contemporary art, you will end up with the struggle of losing them in the long run. Hence, you must always take appropriate steps to keep your contemporary art away from being exposed to direct sunlight.

Direct sunlight is abundant in UV rays. These UV rays are in a position to drain or soak the colors. Therefore, you will end up with ruining the overall good looks of your contemporary art. Hence, you should take appropriate steps to keep the pieces of contemporary art away from being exposed to direct sunlight as much as possible.

Keep humidity levels under control
Another reason behind damages that can take place to contemporary art would be humidity. You should keep this in mind when you are trying to ensure the protection of contemporary art that you have as well. in the room that you are going to keep contemporary art, you will need to check the humidity level and ensure that everything is under control. This will help you to keep your art in proper condition for the longest duration of time.

Excessive humidity will not take a long time to spoil your expensive contemporary art. This is why you should be careful to check the humidity levels of the room that you use to store contemporary art regularly. You will be able to seek the assistance of a device such as a hygrometer in order to confirm the humidity levels of the room that you are going to use to store contemporary art. The ideal humidity that you will need to keep in order to protect contemporary art is 55%.

Keep all contemporary art in a dry, cool, and dark place
You will need to store your contemporary art in a dry, cool, and a dark place. In fact, it is a good idea to keep the contemporary art away from being exposed to direct sunlight as well as high humidity levels. You will be able to receive effective results by doing this. On the other hand, you should think about protect the unframed contemporary art as well. Framing is one of the most effective options available for you to preserve them for the longest possible period of time.

Don’t touch contemporary art
As you take good care of contemporary art, you will need to refrain from touching them as well. When you touch contemporary art, you will end up with exposing them to your fingerprints. Therefore, the natural oils that are present in the contemporary art will be damaged. However, you might sometimes come across the need to touch them. In such situations, you should not be using your naked fingers to touch. Instead, you will need to use gloves and proceed with touching contemporary art. Make sure that the gloves are made out of cotton. Then you can deliver the highest level of protection to the contemporary art that you have as well.

You will also need to ensure that no other person can touch your contemporary paintings as well. This will help you to ensure the protection of them.

Select the frame grass wisely
At the time of purchasing a frame glass for contemporary art, you will have multiple options to consider. You should be careful to pick a frame glass wisely among the different options that are available to consider as well. This is where you should confirm whether you are going to select acrylic plexiglass or glass for framing. These different forms of glass would come along with different specifications. You should keep that in your mind and pick the best form of glass that is available.

In case if you are going to place contemporary art in a sunroom, glass would be a good option available to consider. But if you are trying to avoid exposing your paintings to sunlight, you will need to take a look at acrylic plexiglass. Then you will be able to experience the highest level of UV rays resistance that you can receive. On the other hand, it can provide utmost protection to the glass against yellowing and fading as well.

Invest in a picture racking
To ensure long term storage of contemporary art, you should invest your money to purchase a picture racking. You will need to ensure that you are purchasing a picture racking that you can usually find in art galleries. These picture racks are designed to deliver utmost protection to your contemporary art. Upon proper storage of contemporary art in a picture racking, you will be able to ensure their protection for many years to come.

Final words
These are some simple steps that any person can do to protect contemporary art. Focus on these, and you will end up with getting the best returns at the end of the day.

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