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Care of the Collections 

STAFF

  • For departmental hires, please nominate one person to care for the pictures
  • Staff hiring pictures should note that, during preparation for office redecorations or refurbishments, they should take care to transfer pictures temporarily to related secure offices & store them in a safe manner until they can be returned. Should there be a difficulty with local storage, please contact the Curator at least 2 weeks in advance to arrange storage elsewhere.
  • Should staff offices (individual or departmental) relocate, the Curator must be informed 1 month in advance so that arrangements may be made to transfer pictures.

STAFF / STUDENTS

  • If you do not have a nail / hook in the wall for the picture, students should contact the Accommodation Office and staff should email estatesandfacilities@tcd.ie to arrange
  • Ensure pictures are hung as soon as possible, do not lean against walls or place on tables or behind furniture as this may result in damage
  • Do not hang pictures over machines emitting heat e.g. PCs/photocopiers/microwaves
  • Do not hang pictures on a taut wire
  • Do not hang in a steamy, humid room or close to the kitchen area of residences
  • Do not hang in an overly hot, dry room
  • Do not hang over heaters / fires / radiators of any type
  • Do not hang in direct sunlight or close proximity to artificial lighting, in particular fluorescent UV lighting
  • Do check if the picture cord / wire and hooks can hold the weight of the picture
  • Do check over the year that the cord or wire has not worn away
  • Do email the Curator if the picture is damaged during your hire period
  • ALL PICTURES MUST REMAIN IN THE LOCATION STATED ON THE SIGNED AGREEMENT UNTIL RETURN DATE (TO BE SPECIFIED BY CURATOR)

Please note: The deliberate damage to pictures or loss thereof will be considered as a debt to College and treated accordingly.

RANDOM CHECKS ON PICTURES WILL BE MADE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

IF YOU HAVE AN URGENT QUERY REGARDING YOUR PICTURE, EMAIL artcollections@tcd.ie


Last updated 10 January 2018 catherine.giltrap@tcd.ie (Email).