How to care for paintings Tiakitanga o te peita

Learn how to preserve paintings.

Handling

Be careful when handling paintings, especially if mounting or dismounting them. For a large piece, use at least two people and plan where you’ll move it to in advance.

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Protect paintings from light, which can cause deterioration. Incandescent bulbs are considered safe to use. Natural, halogen, and fluorescent bulbs emit ultraviolet light, which can fade pigments.

Keep paintings in a stable environment where the temperature and humidity can be regulated. Fluctuations in temperature can cause canvas to expand and contract,...

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Handling

Be careful when handling paintings, especially if mounting or dismounting them. For a large piece, use at least two people and plan where you’ll move it to in advance.

Displaying

Protect paintings from light, which can cause deterioration. Incandescent bulbs are considered safe to use. Natural, halogen, and fluorescent bulbs emit ultraviolet light, which can fade pigments.

Keep paintings in a stable environment where the temperature and humidity can be regulated. Fluctuations in temperature can cause canvas to expand and contract,...

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