Debris stuck to artwork by Jaye Moon, showing flood levels Superstorm Sandy brought to NYC’s Newman Popiashvili Gallery. Photo courtesy of cnn.com.
If you ever find yourself in need of salvaging water damaged archives, family papers, or art work, a great place to start is this simple to use 12-page document, put together by MoMA PS1 director and Museum of Modern Art curator at large Klaus Biesenbach and the MoMA conservation staff in response to Superstorm Sandy. The guidelines provide step-by-step instructions for handling water-damaged prints, photographs, and drawings, stabilizing archival and library materials after a flood, and removing mold from books and artworks.
You’ll get a glimpse into the work conservators do on a daily basis and pick up tips like: “If the object is broken and cannot be left where it is without risk of further damage, collect and save all the pieces.”
Read, print or download the entire document here.