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Subject: Re: Ad-Hoc Art Curators?
From: "Seibolt, Robert" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:58:26 +0000
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Thanks.

Rob Seibolt, CRM
Supervisor-Records Management
816-360-5480
Ext 1266

http://www.mriglobal.org



-----Original Message-----
From: Records Management Program [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Corbin, Jan F. (KSC-GPC10)
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:01 AM
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Subject: Re: Ad-Hoc Art Curators?

I would add to make sure your storage items are for fine art and acid free.

Jan Corbin
7-5960

On Sep 24, 2013, at 11:36 AM, "Dean DeBolt" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Rob,
> What you're describing is simply that you are a great storage facility for
> preserving historic art.   My suggestion would be to treat these as an
> archivist would do...in short, I would have a folder of documentation
> on each item, information on the item itself, information on where it came
> from, history, when you got it, etc.   You are really in the role of a
> curator of these, rather than records management.
>
> For the artwork, you're going to have to (1) maintain a description
> which includes size, how framed, etc. (2) location, where kept.  (3) provenance,
> where it came from, source, information, etc.    And perhaps come up with
> some kind of numbering system.   Some of the best storage facilities that
> I've seen utilize mesh screens (5' x 10' long) and hang art on both sides.
>
> Barring that, you could wrap them in foam sheet padding, and store
> vertically in racks, and number in some way to go with the inventory.
> In my shop, I'd document them even more, taking a photo with my
> smartphone and printing a color snapshot to go with the inventory.
>
> Dean
>
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Seibolt, Robert <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> Hello Listserv land. Long-time lurker, infrequent poster. Quick
>> intro: I have been in RIM for almost 14 years and with my current
>> organization for 7 years. I am the Records Manager (new job
>> description pending) for a not-for-profit, Scientific Research
>> Institute. We deal with a large variety of records on media that
>> includes everything from formalin slides to onion skin paper. We have
>> been in business since 1944 so we have all kinds of oddities which
>> include artwork. One of the first CEOs of our organization was an
>> avid painter and knew many other painters over his 25 years of
>> leadership. In addition to his own works, we have had other works donated to the organization mostly from his friends.
>>
>> Yesterday, the property manager brought me two lithographs which I
>> found listed on the following page.
>> http://www.audubonart.com/01_platelist_SEL2.asp
>> I had to dig quickly to figure out whether I had something of nominal
>> or considerable value sitting by my desk. They arrived with no
>> accompanying background information.
>>
>> Unfortunately, they are not the high dollar ones but they are both
>> about
>> 180 years old and worth about 700 dollars combined. We have them
>> because our Records Center is the only non-lab space where
>> temperature and humidity is managed and monitoring. Many of these
>> artworks are hanging in public areas or the offices of senior
>> management. After a change in personnel or a remodeling and the
>> artwork is no longer desired for that location, it often arrives
>> without notice or background in the Records Center. In addition to
>> the new acquisitions to our gallery, we have a space art collection of significant value hanging in the Records Center.
>>
>> I had a quick learning curve to become an an ad-hoc art curator but I
>> think I am doing fairly well. Is anyone else out there also an ad-hoc
>> art curator with some wisdom to share? Does anyone know of any online
>> resources that would be helpful for managing artwork in a Records
>> Center/Business environment? Thanks.
>>
>> Rob Seibolt, CRM
>> Supervisor-Records Management
>> Missouri
>> 816-360-5480
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