Conservation Framing

Framing for your most precious pieces

You might want to consider Conservation Framing if your item is:

  • Of sentimental value
  • A valuable collectable
  • An artist’s original
  • Limited edition
  • Of historical significance
  • Priceless or irreplaceable

So, what is conservation framing?

The aim of Conservation Picture Framing is to protect the artwork from environmental pollutants and degradation. What this means is that the highest museum quality materials are used, and the techniques used are those prescribed by the PPFA (Professional Picture Framers Association).

The Glass:
Museum glass provides the best clarity of viewing on the market. It cuts down on glare and reflection, however, these are just added benefits to Museum quality glass. Museum quality glass reflects 99% of UV light, saving it from entering the environment of the frame. This will greatly reduce fading of your works.

The Mat Board:
On offer we have museum level 100% cotton rag boards for the ultimate protection. These mat boards are the gold standard in conservation, however, the colours are limited. We also offer mat boards made from virgin pulp. An exceptional quality conservation board, second only to cotton rag, these mats also offer conservation quality and open up some more design choices..

The Frame:
The timber rebate of the frame is not to come in contact with the artwork. A high-quality rebate barrier tape will be applied to the inside of your picture frame so toxins can’t leech from the timber into the internal environment of the frame.

Mounting Artworks:
To protect paper works Linen hinges are used. This treatment is reversible and will not harm the paper.
Backing board: Conservation grade 5mm foam-core is used with an Acid Free Barrier Paper between the art and the conservation grade backing board, adding an extra layer of protection.

Backing Board:
Conservation grade 5mm foam-core is used with an Acid Free Barrier Paper between the art and the conservation grade backing board, adding an extra layer of protection.

Dust Cover:
Our frames are finished with a full framer’s paper dust cover, ensuring no dust or insects can enter into the frame from the back.

Our conservation framing package

We want to make it simple for you to do the best thing by your art.

Simply purchase:

  1. The Glass: Museum quality 99% UV filtering glass
  2. Mat Board: 100% cotton rag mat, or conservation matting from virgin pulp

And we will supply FREE OF CHARGE

  • FREE rebate barrier tape on the inside of your frame
  • FREE highest quality linen hinges for mounting
  • FREE acid free barrier paper behind your works
  • FREE dust cover
  • FREE hooks and nails for installation
  • FREE gift wrapping on request