More resources for recovering damaged art and family valuables

2 11 2012

This is a very helpful blog post about what to do with storm damaged artworks.

And here is AIC’s Tips for The Care of Water-Damaged Family Heirlooms and Valuables.  Most importantly, after your safety is secured, know that a surprising number of things can be recovered, no matter how badly damaged they appear at the time.   Contact a conservator for assistance and advice. I’m happy to talk with you by email or phone, and can help you find a conservator in your area.

Here, again, is contact info for AIC’s CERT program: The American Institute for Conservation (AIC), the national association of conservation professionals, is offering free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations.

*       Call AIC’s 24-hour assistance number at 202.661.8068 for advice by phone.

*       Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a team to come to the site to complete damage assessments and help with salvage organization.

UPDATE: MOMA has published a great list of actions to take when first responding to water damage to collections – which things to air dry, which to attend to first, how to proceed. Very helpful.

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Another Instance of Tape Not Being Evil

16 06 2010

Click the image for more about this sticky installation.  All I can think about when I look at it, though, is the frustration level of dealing with 550 rolls of packing tape for which you cannot find the end.  Did the installer have assistants that did nothing but keep the tape end ready?  How did they avoid entrapping themselves? I’m pretty sure I would have ended up in the center of a giant tape ball.





Language of the Birds: Book-related art

19 11 2008

Brian Goggin with Dorka Keehn
2006-2008 (in progress)

(A site specific sculptural installation for a new public plaza on the NW corner of Broadway where Grant and Columbus Streets intersect, San Francisco)








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