Talk:MWG Image Gallery of Damages
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. Or you can fill out this form. In the caption, please use the Header_ list of materials and damages that follows below.
Image Submission Template[edit source]
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)
- 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
List of Headers: Material Family and Damage
Header_ Material Family:
Ceramics & Glass
Ivory, egg, bone, shell
Paint & Paintings
Paper & Photo
Sugaring or Powdering
Information for those adding to the Image Gallery[edit source]
- 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
- 100 MB file size limit
- Use set terminology list of materials and damages as closely as possible to limit redundancy