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What must not be done in conservation picture framing?

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Conservation picture framing is a specialized, yet semi-industrial art. It is practised by a bewildering array of qualified andconservation-picture-frame-mount unqualified experts, all possessing and proffering a multitude or views, standards, opinions and qualifications. Nevertheless, in spite if of the diversity of views, skills and practices, there are several obvious, unambiguous and distinct framing methods and materials which should be anathema to any half-decent, self-respecting, practising conservation picture framer. First of these methods is using any kind of household or industrial tapes to tape, or hold into place, customers' ...

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How, why, when and where light can damage your precious, framed art.

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We had already written a few posts on the subject of how light can damage your precious framed art, but recently we came acrfaded-photograph-damaged-by-sunlightoss an old and rather interesting article. After reading it, we deemed it as being far more detailed and better researched than we had already written, even though our posts are based on our experiences and empirical observations over the years. This article, reproduced below, had all the headers cut and was pasted in an old school project book. Although we'd like to attribute it to its original writer, we can't as all the authoring information was removed. Nevertheless if ...

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About Ultra Violet (UV) protection conservation picture framing glass

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Even weak daylight rays will slowly but surely fade the inks in a photograph or print by "bleaching" the colochamfering-conservation-picture-framing-glassurs unless you have conservation picture framing glass.  All light contains ultraviolet or "UV" rays and most picture frames are glazed with ordinary, clear picture framing glass. This type of glass blocks only about half of the UV rays and will not conserve colours or prevent fading. To retard fading, as absolute prevention is .. almost impossible, ask your picture framer to use"UV" filtering glass While this ...

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