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Teach Me About Art Storage.

My favorite part of museums these days are the visible storage units. My favorite part of natural history museums are old-fashioned drawers filled with air-tight cases. I want to know more about the history and practice of storing/preserving art objects, paintings, sculpture, textiles, etc. What books/websites should I be reading to find out more? The more weirdly medium specific and detailed the better. Strange anecdotes very much welcome.
posted by The Whelk on May 22, 2014 - 14 answers

What is the title or artist of this modern art piece?

Does anyone know the title or artist of this modern art piece? [more inside]
posted by aatreya on May 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Modern art framing

Art museum painting framing question. A common style of framing in art museums --- especially with abstract paintings such as Cy Twombly and Mark Rothko's works --- involves a thin strip of wood around the edge of a painting, perhaps with a few-millimeter gap between the edge of the canvas and the inner edge of the wood. The strip of wood is usually flush with the face of the painting. That's all there is to it. I would like to replicate this effect with some paintings I have. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Jul 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Name That Painting

Who painted this and what is it called? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Apr 20, 2008 - 4 answers

What is the poem associated with a painting I don't know the artist of?

I was at the MoMA the other day and came accross an amazing painting called The Diver. I am trying to find out the artist and the poem associated with it. Art history mefites? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Mar 8, 2005 - 6 answers

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