In order to develop significant and focused art collections, art collectors must continually seek out information and stay abreast of developments in the field. Several resources are noted below to provide information for new, as well as seasoned, collectors.
Many of the titles noted below are out-of-print. However, used copies can be obtained through on-line book retails outlets. Although publication dates may not be current, the information presented is relevant for the care of art objects.
Baca, M., & Visual Resources Association. (2006). Cataloging cultural objects: A guide to describing cultural works and their images. Chicago: American Library Association.
Badger, G. (2003). Collecting photography. London: Mitchell Beazley.
Ezratty, H. A. (1988). How to collect and protect works of art. Stevensville, Md: Omni Arts.
Shelley, M. (1987). The care and handling of art objects: Practices in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Zigrosser, C., Gaehde, C. M., & Print Council of America. (1965). A guide to the collecting and care of original prints. New York: Crown Publishers.
Monthly magazine highlights the global market trends and analysis for fine art, design and decorative arts.
Monthly publication that offers news and profiles of top and emerging artists, the best of student art, and detailed coverage of art fairs.
Established in 1996, Art Daily calls itself ”the first art newspaper on the net.” The electronic newspaper provides information on artists, art events, and markets from around the world.
Conversations about legal issues pertaining to fine art presented by John Silberman Associates.
The Getty vocabularies contain structured terminology for art, architecture, decorative arts and other material culture, archival materials, visual surrogates, and bibliographic materials.
The VRA Core is a data standard for the description of works of visual culture as well as the images that document them. The standard is now being hosted by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Visual Resources Association.
Based in Chicago, Ill., The Conservation Center hosts a blog which features thorough information for the care of art objects.
Contact your local fine art museum to get the names of photographers in your area who specialize in photographing art objects.