Sandra McCollum April 24, 2016
Diasporal Rhythms hosted a most informative Art Smart presentation entitled “What’s On Your Walls?” at The Hyde Park Art Center on April 23, 2016. One of our members, Patricia Wells, was the presenter. Patricia is an avid Art Collector whose love of art and years of experience in documenting her own collection gave credence to the importance of protecting your beautiful and valuable assets. She was joined by Isadore Howard, a skilled photographer of artwork included in numerous publications. He is also a photographer of choice requested frequently by individual collectors to create visual records of their personal collections. Their combined knowledge and expertise held the attention of the audience of art collectors as they guided us through the thought provoking process.
Have you taken any steps to protect the value of your collection from the unexpected havoc of fires, theft or flood? How would you prepare for restoration of damaged pieces of art? Have you documented your assets for the purpose of insurance or probate? Have you ever considered sharing your personal collection as a museum loan or a donation?
In case you missed the presentation, here are some ideas presented that you should think about in your documentation:
Create Images for each piece of art work in your collection.
Who is the artist?
What is the title, the subject and the date it was created?
What medium was used to create this piece?
Do you have the measurements?
Be sure to document your purchase, keep your receipts and invoices, provide a condition report, and appraisals.
What is the provenance of your art work?
Finally, our expert presenters suggested a soft wear program which will provide a professional management option for the documentation of your collection;
15% discount on any of 3 programs purchased between April 23rd and June 23rd. Use the promotional code: Diasporal
Be certain to Save the Date, Saturday, May 21 2016 for our next Art Smart presentation with printmaker Tom Lucas at Chicago State University at 11: A.M. Watch for email notification.