Outgoing loans to repositories for the purposes of long-term collections management and storage outgoing use acid-free paper to print the forms acid-free paper is available from the supply and equipment program of the you don't need to do an object condition report for loans to repositories 4 ancs+ loans out. This is one of our best resources explore it todaylearn how to identify damage and deterioration by comparing it to our glossary image and description download the images they can be used to identify deterioration in your own collection and are invaluable in describing an object's condition it will help you talk to a. One thing that helps us monitor the status of an object is to create a condition report for each object these words can seem very strange to those who are unfamiliar with the terms we thought if you have wavy or concave/convex distortions on paper that are repeated in a pattern then you have cockling. Condition report form glossary examination of an object for condition reporting requires assessing its condition in three different, but closely associated, categories they are: visible break in the surface, occurring when paper is creased or embossed sometimes called “crazing” in photographs craze network of fine. Condition report terminology and techniques vary depending on the medium of a given piece of art and specialists are trained to assess each style of art toning, a discoloration of the paper, can occur on any area of the print or paper and is due to sun exposure and/or mat burning, where the paper.
A how-to guide for completing condition reports for musuem collections and touring exhibitions. 56 glossary of terms this glossary is written for paper conservators, related professionals, and other persons who read written documentation created by paper conservators the glossary's intent is to define specialized terminology used in condition and treatment reports which is not defined in general dictionaries, either. Damage by light goes beyond visual alteration by attacking the physical structure of paper, causing weakening and embrittlement light also damages the emulsions of these enclosures also reduce the effects of temperature and humidity fluctuations on a daily if not on a long-term basis although it is not possible to.
The method used in framing a piece of paper, whether a letter, document, work of art or condition of that paper in the future degrades paper the terms acid- free and archival are often used to indicate board that is safe for matting, but these terms can be misleading for optimal preservation, the board used to make a. Factors that promote paper deterioration why is 500-year old paper often in better condition than paper from 50 years ago in other words, what makes some papers deteriorate rapidly and other papers deteriorate slowly the rate and severity of deterioration result from internal and external factors: most importantly, the. You can also update the location of your pieces to “storage facility,” to keep a record of the date they entered and their updated condition reports a view of which artwork is stored at which severe climates can cause cracked paint, warping, yellowing of paper, and mold growth although when it comes to climate control.
Common condition terms spotting deposit of ink, intentionally done, to darken an area on the print can be a result of dust on the negative or paper during printing, or similar light blocking anomolies etch & spot intentional removal of emulsion layer and subsequent coloring of substrate, performed in. Condition reporting (fcr) 2 this paper describes fcr and the methods of calculating a short-term insurer's insurance liabilities and capital adequacy requirement (car) that will be required by the financial services board (fsb) 3 the paper also describes changes that will need to be made to legislation governing. The nicolas lemmens studio developed a digital condition reporting system the digital system avoids consuming vast amounts of paper and allows a much easier and quicker exchange of information while keeping full control of the delicate issue of confidentiality the final product is a flat pdf document ready to be.
This part of the course will provide systematic approaches to writing condition reports for photographs and performing fischer, monique photographic materials terminology and photgraphic condition reproting terms baryta: a layer of barium sulfate in gelatin applied to the surface of photographic paper base to. Paper conservation terminology structure and condition terms parchment: the terms parchment and vellum are often used interchangeably there are many variations of parchment paper made to imitate parchment, but true parchment is made from animal skin which has been chemically treated to remove the hair, then.
What's the go-to authority that you use to define terms you use in your reports and writing if it isn't keep in mind that the focus here is on condition terms and conservation process terms, not materials paper conservation catalog, 9th edition (1994), bp chapter 15 - hinge, tape and adhesive removal. This glossary is written for paper conservators, related professionals, and other persons who read written documentation created by paper conservators the glossary's intent is to define specialized terminology used in condition and treatment reports which is not defined in general dictionaries, either. In august 2007, a post was created for a condition reporting administrator (cra ) within the conservation department of the v&a the job files can also be saved electronically (allowing statements to be reused more quickly and efficiently than the older paper versions, to form the basis of future condition statements.
An actual evaluation never uses terms like “good, bad, or fair” instead, it sticks to specifics and is only concerned with physical changes to the work the condition report is divided into two sections: recto, meaning front and verso, meaning back there is usually a space to make a rough drawing of the work divided into a. Resulted not only in condition and conservation reports for almost all works in the gallery's collection, it has also created a permanent for condition terminology works of art on paper • photographs • objects and sculpture a fifth form, for audio visual and electronic media was also produced, but not used in the survey. Books are made from a wide variety of different materials such as paper, leather, wood, and cloth terms used in this booklet please refer to the online glossary, bookbinding and the conservation of books by matt t a book's condition is determined by internal factors, namely its constituent materials and structure, and. We are delighted to be partners with articheck, a condition reporting app founded by a former paper conservator, annika erikson, around the same time that in terms of specific plans for the future, we will be looking at integrating with more inventory management systems as well as incorporating the latest.