You should document and keep the packing materials.
Certain packing materials could create more harm than good especially when used improperly. A painting wrapped with
Perforations will be created on the surface of the painting due to the bubbles that are that are facing the outside (with or without an initial layer of plastic sheeting). Because the art was
Wrapping improperly is a possibility by a gallery employee or by the artist.
It is essential to take photographs of the packing process before unwrapping any artwork. Are the corners properly secured? Often,
The edges of artwork that are not properly handled can crack or show signs of cracking or even scratch. This is particularly true for media with fragile edges,
You can make photographic prints using aluminum sheets that are thin or work on the paper.
Get in touch with the gallery right away
The gallery can be reached to send all documentation regarding the damage as soon as you can. Documentation includes the photographs you've taken of the
Notes on the place of damage. While the gallery could have included one, you are able to add your own condition report.
shipment. Here are examples of condition reports and a summary of the best practices.