Your home should be a reflection of who you are, and that is represented by the things you choose to display and how you choose to display them in your home. Artifacts add an amazing finishing touch to any interior decor. A real treat for art lovers who enjoy seeing them daily as are surrounded by them. From times immemorial they have been an item of luxury and status. People love to collect them as a hobby, collector’s pieces, antiques, inherited pieces, for keepsake, mementos or sentimental value pieces. Children also love to show their created artwork.
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Buying new pieces is only half the fun of being an artifacts collector. Properly caring for and displaying your items may give you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. It will also help you rest easier, knowing your artifacts are in a safe place, free from threats of damage. They can be easily displayed! Using little creativity one can come up with a beautiful, artistic, way to put family artifacts on display.
Let’s begin with a few guidelines on how to display and protect your valuable collection.
- Put all your collections possessions together and visualize them. Separate them by their size how large or small, type and similarity, age and antiquity, color, the value of the relic.
- Group them by similarity in color, type, and material. Try to keep similar items together. Like all ethnic artifacts can be grouped together.
- The color and material artifacts display case should match the rest of the furniture in your home.
- Decide which kind of display case you want for your collection. Smaller collections may do well with desktop display cases, larger collections, advisable to invest in a fine display cabinet.
- You can make your display area look even bigger by placing a mirror behind it.
- Backlit display cases are recommended to display your precious art collection.
- For displaying artifacts on the wall using neutral tones paint which will enhance their beauty.
- If you have mantel you can put smaller pieces on it.
- Center tables and coffee tables should be left with bare minimum .one statement piece will speak volumes rather than cluttering it. You could add a coffee table book too which tells the history of the artifacts. Keep them away from harsh lights and dampness to save from serious damage they cause.
- Avoid overcrowding by spacing them, as it causes serious damage, rubbing up against each other, which chips off paint and artifacts could crack too.
- Clean your artifacts frequently to avoid getting them excessively dirty
- Handling an older artifact with your hands too much causes the oil from the skin to get onto the object, which for certain kinds of older things can cause damage over time. If possible, find some white cotton gloves to use when handling your treasure.
- Paper and picture artifacts, if framed, should have UV resistant glass in the front and be put on acid-free archival mat board.