© Jean-Luc Manz, Composition IX, 1990
Condition reports of works of art and collectors’ items are central components of the professional trading of art and cultural assets. For owners as well as buyers and sellers, they represent important relevant documentation and bear witness to the condition of the work. They also serve as contractual documents in loan transactions with museums and collections.
As a rule, condition reports consist of several components:
– Basic data such as the artist’s name, year of production and a listing of the materials used;
– Overall photograph of the object, possibly supported by further detailed photographs;
– description of the general condition, listing and mapping of individual conspicuous features or alterations;
– in rare cases, additional recommendations on packaging, transport as well as climatic values.
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