|Many conservation methods exists in order to preserve hand fans, we tell you the most common ones.
A very usual conservation method of a hand fan is framing it. Beautiful frames are used on this purpose, but many times the quality of the materials used in the manufacturing of them is considered unimportant. This is a common and unfortunately serious mistake. It’s very important to make sure that the material that supports the frame is acid free. Also the clips of the frame must be acid free.
Naturally, the frame must be preserved from direct sunlight and must be kept in a temperature between 15 and 21 celsius (59 and 69.80 Fahrenheit). If this rule is not
followed several damages may occur, such as loss of paint, loss of pleat, loss of glue and / or cracks on the sticks.
If we want to preserve old high valued hand fans its more than advisable to ask a professional curator to do the task.