Paintings and polychrome surfaces

Fine art objects, such as paintings and outdoor murals, can be fragile; however, it is possible to preserve them by taking or avoiding a number of actions. These resources look at the vulnerabilities of paintings and certain artworks displayed outdoors to specific agents of deterioration. They also provide environmental and display guidelines as well as advice on how to prepare paintings for transit, handling and hanging.

Preventive conservation guidelines for collections

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes

Other CCI resources on this topic

Related CCI resources

External links

Storage Screens for Paintings (PDF format) (Conserve O Gram 12/1, 1993)

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