How to Protect Your Artifacts and Collectibles

Posted by Sadigh Gallery on 8/12/2014 to Ancient Artifacts and Culture

Your artifacts and collectibles represent a significant investment. Their importance to history and their value to you are priceless. You must take the right steps to protect them not only to preserve your investment but also to continue to enjoy them for many years to come.

Protecting your artifacts and collectibles doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a few simple things you can do:

Store Them in the Right Conditions

Different artifacts and collectibles require different storage conditions to preserve their integrity. For example, paper products may need to be kept in acid-free containers that protect them from air and harmful chemicals. Paintings need to be stored in temperature-controlled conditions. Sculpture needs to be kept away from direct sunlight and dust. Whatever you own, make sure you know how to properly store and care for it in order to keep it protected.

Insure Them

Even when you take the right precautions, accidents can still happen. A fire might break out, your home might be flooded, or an earthquake or storm might cause other damage. In order to protect your investment, you’ll need to insure all your valuable artifacts and collectibles. Make sure you get the right policy to protect the full value. Ask your dealer for recommendations for an insurance provider.

Catalog Them

One of the requirements for insuring your artifacts and collectibles is that you maintain appropriate records. You should keep a catalog of everything you own. Take updated pictures and store them with important details, like the date of purchase, the serial number (if there is one), any appraisals performed on the object and so on. Make sure you check the information regularly and update it as needed.

Keep your valuable artifacts and collectibles safe. Use these tips to protect your treasures and your investment.