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General Conservation

Leisher, William. 1992. Paintings. In Caring for Your Collections: Preserving and Protecting Your Art and Other Collectibles. The National Committee to Save America's Cultural Collections. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Snyder, Jill. 1990. Caring for Your Art: A Guide for Artists, Collectors, Galleries, and Art Institutions. New York: Allworth Press.

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Artists' Materials & Techniques

Doerner, Max The Materials of the Artist. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1984.

Gottsegen, Mark D. A Manual of Painting Materials and Techniques. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1987.

Kay, Reed The Painter's Guide to Studio Methods and Materials. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1983.

Mayer, Ralph The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques. rev. New York: Viking Press, 1982.

Smith, Ray The Artists' Handbook. Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

Wehlte, Kurt The Materials and Techniques of Painting. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982.

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Environment, Storage, and Handling

Applebaum, Barbara. 1991. Guide to Environmental Protection of Collections. Madison, CT: Sound View Press.

Bachmann, Konstanze, ed. 1992. Conservation Concerns. Washington, DC: Cooper Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution Press.

Clapp, Anne F. Curatorial Care of Works of Art on Paper. New York: Lyons & Burford, Publishers, 1987.

Dolloff, Francis W., Perkinson,Roy L. How to Care for Works of Art on Paper. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1985.

Keck, Caroline K. A Handbook on the Care of Paintings. New York: Watson-Guptil, 1967.
Shelley, Marjorie The Care and Handling of Art Objects.New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987.

Stout, George L. The Care of Pictures. New York: Dover Publications, 1975.

Thomson, Garry The Museum Environment. London: Butterworth, in association with the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1978, reprinted, 1981.

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Packing, Crating and Shipping

Horne, Stephen A. Way to Go! Hamilton, New York: Gallery Association of New York State, Inc., 1985.

Stowlow, Nathan Conservation Standards for Works of Art in Transit and on Exhibition, Museum and Monuments XVII. Paris: UNESCO, 1979.

Witteborg, Lothar P. A Practical Guide for Temporary Exhibitions. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1982.

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Caplin, Lee E., ed. The Business of Art. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1982

Crawford, Tad Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists. New York: Allworth Press, 1990.

Michels, Caroll How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983.

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Mason, Donald L. The Fine Art of Art Security. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1979.

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Collins, Sheldon How to Photograph Works of Art. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History Press, 1986.

Dudley, Dorothy H., Wilkinson, Irma B.  Museum Registration Methods. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 1979.

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Gottsegen, Mark D. A Manual of Painting Materials and Techniques. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1987.

Hyder, Max Matting, Mounting and Framing Art. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1986.

Smith, Merrily A. Matting and Hinging of Works of Art on Paper. New York: The Consultant Press, 2nd revised edition, 1990.