Art archiving is characteristically different from other forms of archiving. It requires not only an understanding of the practice of archiving itself but also a rich understanding of art and photography. Dr Niyatee Shinde, who heads our archiving practice has been a Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, having trained in the famous Institution's archiving systems.
Collections built over a period of time can become very unorganized and tedious to refer to at some point in the future. For this, it is necessary to systematically organize a collection basis the works therein, especially their physical and visual attributes. To do so, the collection needs to be archived by experts, and our learning comes from the Smithsonian.
If artworks do not undergo periodic upkeep and regular conservation processes, it is natural for them to undergo age-based deterioration. Therefore, it is absolutely critical to archive a collection to ensure that it is maintained as well as it is managed. We also undertake conservation and restoration through our trained team of experts - more information on it can be found here.
Art collections are an intangible as well as very valuable part of the legacy that is left beind for future generations. Museums and globally renowned art estates were built from archived collections. For this, a well documented and maintained collection is essential. Along with archiving, we also help ascertain the collection's value - more information on it can be found here.
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