Fine art

Fine art objects such as paintings and sculptures are very delicate pieces of art and several considerations must be taken into account to protect them. This section will introduce basic handling of fine art objects, specific care for travelling, framing and hanging, and environmental and display guidelines.

Basic care

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes

General information


Storage and display

Damage checklist and reporting

Painting conservation and protection

Related links

External links


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