How to Take Care of Your Pictures

How to Take Care of Your Pictures

How to Take Care of Your Pictures

How to Take Care of Your Pictures

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Sheldon and Caroline Keck have been for many years the official restorers of paintings for the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, and more recently for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Many private collectors and a number of other museums as well have had the benefit of the Kecks' knowledge and skill.

Mrs. Keck has thus had a long and varied experience to draw upon in writing HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PICTURES. Presented in simple, nontechnical language, this welcome "primer of practical information" will prove useful not only to the private owners of pictures for whom it was written but to museum curators and their staffs.

DOROTHY C. MILLER Curator of the Museum Collections Museum of Modern Art

JOHN GORDON Curator of Paintings and Sculpture The Brooklyn Museum

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

On behalf of the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, I wish to extend special thanks to Mrs. Ruth Sheetz Eisendrath for her kindness in contributing her drawings which play such an important part in clarifying my text. I am also indebted to my husband, Sheldon Keck, who has checked all my information with his eagle eye, and to John Gordon for editing the text and supervising the design. For encouragement and criticism I am indebted to Mrs. Marion Carr, Miss Dorothy Dudley, Mrs. Elizabeth Riefstahl and Mrs. Carol Kinzel Uht. Last but by no means least I am most grateful to Mrs. Laura Underhill Kohn, my mother, for her facile grandmotherly skill in keeping my young sons from making too great an intrusion on the time it has taken me to complete this primer.

C. K. K.

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