Talk:MWG Image Gallery of Damages

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If you are interested in contributing directly to the wiki and have never done so before, please contact the Image Gallery Coordinator and cc the AIC e-editor indicating the MWG Image Gallery in the subject line of your email

To contribute an image to the Gallery please send it with information specified in the template below. In the caption, please use the Header_ list of materials and damages that follows below.

Image Submission Template

Caption: (brief) Material. Damage (such as yellowing or corrosion). Damage caused by (general category like air pollutants or specific cause if known like acetic acid)

  • Material
  • Damage
  • General cause of damage (e.g. air pollutants, high RH, high T)
  • Specific cause (if known) (i.e. exposure to acids such as acetic acid)

Comments: (the main story in detail)

  • Describe more detailed cause of damage (if known)
  • Described how stored, displayed, or packed
  • Describe enclosure, support materials, display mount, etc.
  • Describe environmental conditions at cabinet and room level if known (include T and RH levels and type of control system (HVAC, portable dehumidifier, window A/C, etc.)

Image Credit (if needed)


Sample Entry Example

Paper. Discoloration caused by contact with acidic housing materials.
Comments: Matburn and foxing caused by physical contact with poor-quality acidic window mount stored in solander box with photo paper interleaving between other artworks. Item stored in birch plywood cabinet in RH/Temp monitored space with HVAC system.
Image credit: Alice Cannon Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials


Terminology
List of Headers: Material Family and Damage

Header_ Material Family:
Ceramics & Glass
Ivory, egg, bone, shell
Metals
Paint & Paintings
Paper & Photo
Plastics (Synthetic)
Stone
Textiles
Wood

Header_Damage:
Accretion
Acid migration
Blistering
Bloom
Bubbling
Chalking
Cockling
Corrosion
Crazing
Crystals
Darkening
Deformation
Delamination
Deposit
Desiccation
Discoloration
Distortion
Efflorescence
Etching
Fading
Fogging
Flaking
Foxing
Rainbow/Irridescent
Shrinkage
Silvering
Stain
Sugaring or Powdering
Yellowing

Information for those adding to the Image Gallery

  • The relevant code for the galleries adding data to the Image Gallery:
    File:ImageName.jpg|'''Material.''' Damage caused. <br> ''Comments:'' Description if applicable. <br>''Image credit:'' If needed
  • Image best practices- before you upload to the AIC Wiki keep in mind:
    • 100 MB file size limit
    • Resize to 900 pixel width if possible
    • Save as jpeg at about 80% quality to decrease byte size for manageability on the site without skimping on quality
  • Use set terminology list of materials and damages as closely as possible to limit redundancy