We often see artwork that has been inappropriately framed with acidic materials and adhesives, which cause irreversible damage especially to paper-borne artwork. Conservation framing is the process of framing where high quality materials and techniques are used to protect your artwork. Each item is framed using professional techniques that keep all artwork in its original state, thereby enabling full reversibility if this is required in the future. The key principle behind conservation framing is that the framers role is to encase and preserve artwork while leaving its original condition unchanged.
Lion India offers materials used in conservation framing ; these are less likely to deteriorate and damage the artwork.
These materials must be assembled in ways designed to provide maximum protection for the artwork.
Many different material of moulding can be used to make a frame like wood, aluminium or synthetic, which should be free from blemishes. If the artwork is likely to touch the moulding then the rebate should be sealed with aluminium sealing tape . Details refer to page no -116 -118.
Artglass Water White 800 x 1100 x 2 mm ( 31.5 x 43.30 inch)CODE NO. AG0811
Artglass Water White 1100 x 1600 x 2 mm ( 43.30 x 63 inch)CODE NO. AG1116
Artglass UV Water White 800 x 1100 x 2 mm ( 31.5 x 43.30 inch)CODE NO. AU0811
Artglass UV Water White 1100 x 1600 x 2 mm ( 43.30 x 63 inch)CODE NO. AU1116
|Art Glass WWTM||<1%||>99%||>70%||2-3 mm|
|Art Glass UV WWTM||<1%||>98%||>90%||2-3 mm|
|Art Glass protectTM||<1%||98%||upto100%||4.4-6.4 mm|
*UV protection is calculated as an average UV light blocking capability in 280-380 nm spectral region.
#Available on request
Small brown spots can appear on the front of artwork as a result of high humidity which causes fungal and acid stains in the materials. Correct choices of materials when framing can minimise this.
Acidic standard mountboard leaves a brown stain where it is in contact with the artwork. Backing boards are also highly acidic and this is why a barrier / undermount is so important.
Incorrect adhesive and tapes cause severe damage. In time they become brittle and the adhesive will fail. This in turn causes irreversible damage to artwork.
Glass is used to protect the artwork from external pollutants including UV, insects , moisture , dirt and dust. It is essential for most types of artwork. it is available in conservation and museum quality
We have a large selection of Mountboard including cotton fibre board which is usually used when framing at museum level because of its ultimate protection. In addition, Conservation quality board is suitable for a large majority of artwork requiring protection. Please refer page no. 65 – 67
Additionally a further piece of Mountboard or barrier board is used behind the artwork.
This prevents acid migration from the backing board.
It is important that the artwork is held in place with correct hinging tapes suitable to the weight and type of artwork.
We have a selection of products suitable for this purpose.
Self-adhesive tapes are not suitable for hinging because the adhesive can eventually fail and also leave residue on the back of artwork causing damage. Hinging tapes should be gummed which means that they are activated with water.
The Indian climate is excessively humid which can cause a lot of damage to artwork. To help to prevent this, a sheet of archival quality crystal clear polyester can be placed between the barrier and backing board.
This will help to prevent moisture getting through to the mounts and artwork.
125 years of experience and world leader in archival materials and tapes.
20 mm x 50 mtr.CODE NO. 0581
40 mm x 50 mtr.CODE NO. 0582
50mm x 10 mtr. whiteCODE NO. 0584
50mm x 10 mtr. blackCODE NO. 0585
30 years of expertise in producing archival quality products.