Be sure to keep the packaging materials
Certain packing materials could cause more harm than good, particularly when they're not properly used. A painting wrapped with
The painting may be perforated due to the bubbles that are that are facing out. This is because art was
The shipping company or the gallery staffer may have wrapped the product in a way that is not correct.
It is essential to capture photographs of the process of packing before you unwrap any artwork. Are the corners properly secured? Often,
The edges of artwork that is not properly handled can crack or appear to be cracked or even scratch. This is particularly true for mediums with fragile sides.
Prints of photographs made on aluminum foil, or on paper are also possible.
Contact the gallery as soon as you can.
You can reach the gallery to provide all the documentation related to the damage as soon as you can. You can also include any photos you've taken.
the damage, and the location of the damage. It is also possible to include a report on the condition, but the gallery should have one.
shipment. You will find a list of top practices and templates for reporting on condition here.
Make sure to always keep copies of your artworks' reports on condition, since they will be often asked for in the event of an insurance claim or should you decide to
resell the piece at a later date. Artwork Archive gives collectors the possibility of storing their precious files along with artwork's data in one database.
Reports can be prepared for insurance, resale and appraisals.