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Care For Your Artwork in 5 Easy Steps

Preserve your pieces with these tips from a gallerist

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Photography: Paolo Feliciano (Main Photo)

“The thing with modern paints and other media is that they’re now engineered to be more durable, some are even self-laminating,” explains Dan Villacruel, gallerist of the newly opened Vongarde Art Gallery along Katipunan Avenue. “Older artworks are very fragile because of the pigments used before. Mas durable na ngayon ang mga artist paints—thanks to modern technology.”

Dan worked for art galleries dealing with masters and well-known artists for years. During that time, he has learned from experience how to take care of these prized pieces. He lists down five of the most basic things you need to know so you can give your favorites just the right amount of TLC:

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