The Basics and Benefits of Conservation Framing
Are you an art lover who likes to have your favorite paintings on display in your home? Whether you have a full art collection or just a few pieces, taking care of them properly is of the utmost importance. But did you know that the framing of an art piece can be the most important factor in its longevity? If you’re serious about preserving your precious pieces of art, then you should consider conservation framing.
What is conservation framing?
Conservation framing is a method of picture framing that ensures the piece of art being framed will remain acid free and protected from damaging UV rays. A conversation framer will use specific acid-free mats and backboards, as well as dustcovers applied to the back of the frame. They will also use special UV-filtering glass to prevent bleaching and fading.
What are the benefits?
Without the protections of conservation framing, the quality of your art pieces will suffer greatly. Both acid contact and UV exposure will cause discoloration and brittleness. If the wrong type of glass is used, your painting will likely end up adhering to the glass, making it impossible not to ruin the piece if you want to remove it from the frame. Most commercial framing shops aren’t looking to sell frames that preserve for the long term – they usually use stock frames made from basic materials not crafted with fine art in mind. If you want to safeguard the value of your art, conservation framing is the way to go.
At Jadite Galleries, we offer only the best conservation framing services. Since 1985, we have completed museum quality picture framing for corporations, galleries, and various artists and collectors. We cater to a vast array of different sectors. Whatever your framing project may be, we can help! Contact us for a quote today!