Saving Your Treasures: Works of Art

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Types of Objects

WORKS OF ART

 

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Works of art on paper can include prints, drawings, pastels, watercolors, collages, and many other materials. They are generally artists' original works, although some mass-produced images, like Maxfield parrish illustrations, have become collectable and valuable.

Generally, works of art on paper are classified by their media type (charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, etc.) or their technology (block print, lithograph, etc.) and are also more narrowly defined by their support (handmade paper, Japanese paper, etc.). These objects are cared for by paper conservators, some of whom have specialized in a particular area, like pastels for example.

If you have any questions, ask a conservator.


Paintings can be made from different media (acrylic, oil, or wax) and different supports (canvas, board panels, or plaster). Generally, paintings are classified by their media type or their support. These objects are cared for by paintings conservators, some of whom have specialized in a particular area, like mural paintings for example.

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Sculpture can be made of many different materials, including glass, metal, ceramics, textiles, and stone. Sculptures are cared for by objects conservators, some of whom may have specialized in a specific area, such as large outdoor sculpture.

Glass:
Origins & Properties
Glass:
Fabrication & Technology
Glass:
Deterioration
Glass:
Preventative Care
Metals:
Origins & Properties
Metals:
Fabrication & Technology
Metals:
Deterioration
Metals:
Preventative Care
Ceramics:
Origins & Properties
Ceramics:
Fabrication & Technology
Ceramics:
Deterioration
Ceramics:
Preventative Care
Plant Materials:
Structure
Plant Materials:
Chemistry
Plant Materials:
Technology
Plant Materials:
Integrated Pest Management
Plant Materials: Deterioration -
Environmental & Mechanical
Plant Materials: Deterioration -
Chemical & Biological
Plant Materials:
Preventative
Care
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Textiles
Animal Materials:
Skin & Leather
Animal Materials:
Hair, Hooves, Etc.
Animal Materials:
Bones, Shells, Etc.
Animal Materials:
Deterioration
Animal Materials:
Preventative Care
Stone:
Origins & Properties
Stone: Fabrication & TechnologyStone:
Deterioration
Stone:
Preventative Care

TYPES OF OBJECTS

Books, Bibles, ScrapbooksDishes, Glassware, SilverwareFirearmsFurnitureJewelry
Native American ItemsNatural History SpecimensNewspaperPhotographs
Textiles, Clothing, UniformsTools, Mechanical Objects, InstrumentsToysWorks of Art