Week 7 MoArtDeLand

Monday, March 18th, concludes my seventh week working at MoArtDeLand. This was the week I returned after break. This week was very fun as I assisted in the closing of the Sandy Winters show over at the Downtown Museum location. I helped with the Condition Reports for various pieces before they were taken down and repacked for shipment to their next exhibit location. Condition reports are very important records for an artist and museum professionals. They are used to keep track of the changing physical condition of artworks and their attendant structures (frames, mounting structure). For the museums purposes they are pretty much a safeguard against liability for damaged work. This damage could be caused by things like gallery temperature and humidity or harm during the shipping process. This was a nice lesson to have as I am also learning about environment conditions in gallery spaces within my Collection Management class.