Creating a Condition Report for Artwork
The Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) initiative provides artists with resources and instruction in the areas of career documentation, inventory management, and legacy planning. This is one in a series of DIY Archive Toolkit resources, providing practical tips in organizing and preserving your body of work.
A condition report is documentation detailing an artwork’s complete physical appearance, an important practice to maintain before shipping, storage, or exhibition. The below webinars will walk you through creating a Condition Report for artworks with Michelle A. Kinney, Museum Collections and Exhibitions Consultant. Companion templates used in the webinars are available for download below.
Completing a Condition Report for Works-on-Paper
Completing a Condition Report for a Three-Dimensional Object
Completing a Condition Report for a Painting