Care and Handling

Thank you for choosing Pavilion Fine Arts for your fine art photography. To ensure the longevity and preservation of your artwork, we have provided these care and handling guidelines. By following these recommendations, you can help maintain the quality and beauty of your purchase for years to come.

  1. Displaying and Storing Your Artwork

1.1 Displaying: Select a suitable location to display your artwork, taking into consideration lighting, temperature, and humidity conditions as outlined in our Hanging Instructions. Properly displaying your artwork will help protect it from potential damage and preserve its original appearance.

1.2 Storing: If you need to store your artwork for an extended period, it is essential to follow these guidelines:

a. Use Acid-Free Materials: Store your artwork in acid-free archival sleeves or portfolios to protect it from deterioration caused by acidic materials.

b. Climate-Controlled Environment: Choose a storage area with stable temperature and humidity levels to prevent damage from fluctuations.

c. Avoid Extreme Conditions: Protect your artwork from extreme temperatures, high humidity, direct sunlight, and excessive moisture, as these can cause irreversible damage.

d. Proper Orientation: Store your artwork in an upright position, either vertically or horizontally, and avoid stacking heavy objects on top of it to prevent creasing or warping.

  1. Handling Your Artwork

2.1 Clean Hands: Before handling your artwork, ensure that your hands are clean and dry. This will prevent the transfer of oils, dirt, or moisture onto the surface, which can potentially damage the artwork.

2.2 Framed Artwork: When handling framed artwork, avoid gripping or lifting it solely by the frame. Instead, support the artwork from underneath or on the sides to distribute the weight evenly and reduce the risk of damage.

2.3 Touching the Surface: Whenever possible, avoid touching the surface of your artwork directly. Even clean hands can leave fingerprints or smudges that may be difficult to remove without potentially damaging the artwork. If handling is necessary, consider using cotton gloves to protect the surface.

2.4 Protective Covering: If your artwork is unframed or requires additional protection, consider using acid-free tissue paper or archival sleeves to shield it from direct contact and environmental elements.

  1. Cleaning and Maintenance

3.1 Dusting: Regularly remove dust from your artwork to maintain its appearance. Use a clean, soft brush or a gentle feather duster to lightly brush away any loose particles. Avoid using compressed air or strong blowing, as this may inadvertently cause damage.

3.2 Surface Cleaning: If your artwork requires more than dusting, consult a professional art conservator for guidance. Attempting to clean the surface yourself may lead to unintended damage. It is crucial to use appropriate cleaning methods and materials specific to the type of artwork.

3.3 Artwork Restoration: If you notice any damage or deterioration to your artwork, such as fading, discoloration, or structural issues, we recommend consulting a professional art conservator for restoration or repair services. They have the expertise and knowledge to handle delicate artwork effectively.

  1. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the care and handling of your fine art photography from Pavilion Fine Arts, please feel free to contact our customer support team. We are dedicated to ensuring that your artwork remains in excellent condition, and we are here to assist you with any inquiries or guidance you may need.

Note: These care and handling guidelines are intended as general recommendations. If you have specific concerns or unique artwork requirements, it is advisable to consult a professional art conservator or preservation expert.