Risk Management Tip

Protecting Your Decorative Arts

The decorative arts include a wide variety of objects. Many of the elements used in decorative art need to be properly preserved to maintain their form, function, and beauty. Plastics and fiberglass may yellow over time, while wood and other organic materials can weather due to natural expansion and contraction. Upholstery, rugs, and tapestries may fade when exposed to sunlight, and fragile items are at risk to be damaged, especially in high-traffic areas.

Traci Duva, a fine art specialist with Chubb, outlines the ways your decorative art may be at risk in her article: “Protecting Your Decorative Arts.”

Properly keeping art can be a very involved process. Consider consulting with a preservationist to ensure yours stays well-preserved.