5.1.1 Arrangement

February 10, 2021 - 1:42pm by Anonymous (not verified)

Arrange two-dimensional visual works following the models laid out for textual material, but consider the challenges of the items, including their fragility, the preservation challenges of particular formats, the usual lack of caption information, and the common absence of original order. 

Strategies for arrangement include creator (artist), subject (portraits, abstracts, landscapes, etc.), or medium (pastel drawings, watercolors, sketches, pen-and-ink drawings, prints, etc.)

Visual works arranged by creator could be further arranged alphabetically by title of each work.

Visual works organized by subject provide a topical approach that often reveals the interests of a collector or intent of a creator.

Arrangement by medium facilitates proper housing, storage and conservation, and consistent physical description.