CLEANING AND DUSTING?
Canvas prints: you may gently dust the front and sides with a dry feather duster. Do not rub or wipe across the piece with your hands, and obviously don’t use anything wet or spray anything onto the piece, as it may damage the paint or erase lines of ink and graphite on the piece, as well as dimpling the canvas.
Framed glass prints: you may clean the glass with windex or other glass-suitable cleaners
Acrylic and metal prints: treat it like your TV or your eyeglasses and wipe very gently with a microfiber cloth, the surface can be scratched otherwise
I’M MOVING, HELP!
Pro: If you can have a pro pack up your stuff, definitely go that route. I recommend (locally) Atlanta Fine Art Movers. They can pick it up, and either deliver it or pack it to ship to another city. See more local resources for art transportation here.
DIY: I recommend putting cardboard corners onto the piece and then wrapping it in brown paper. In transit, try to lay it flat (nothing above or below) or lean it against a flat surface with gentle supports to keep it from moving around. Your primary concern with canvases is anything poking in and tearing or dimpling it. Brown paper will help to protect the surface from scratches.
Multiples: A good rule of thumb is to pack everything individually, and then move them face-to-face and back-to-back. That way, the hanging hardware won’t scratch the front of a piece.
INSURANCE RIDERS? I am happy to provide an appraisal of your artwork so you may inform your insurance agent of the value and decide whether a rider for artwork is needed. Contact me to set this up.