Restoration / Preservation

frames

Conservation Clear® Glass

This ultra protective glass is a staple for custom framing – it’s tried and true, standing the test of time, safeguarding the personal mementoes and works of art on consumers walls everyday for years to come.

  • Blocks up to 99% of UV rays
  • No ripple or “orange peel” effect on glass surface
  • Proprietary coating is engineered for permanence
  • Premium 2.5mm thickness provides better strength and rigidity

Museum Glass®

When it comes to custom framing, this glass product is unmatched with its amazing clarity and uncompromised protection. And now it is better to handle with its easy-to-clean, more durable surface.

  • Virtually eliminates reflections
  • Blocks up to 99% of UV rays
  • Optimal light transmission brighten colors
  • Enhanced surface for better durability and easy cleaning
  • No ripple or “orange peel” effect on glass surface
  • Proprietary coatings are engineered for permanence
  • Premium 2.5mm thickness provides better strength and rigidity
Wedding Photograph with UV Damage Regular Clear Glass
vs.
Restored Wedding Photograph Optium Museum Acrylic
Wedding Photograph with UV Damage Regular Clear Glass Restored Wedding Photograph Optium Museum Acrylic
Baby Photos Conservation Clear
vs.
Baby Photos Museum Glass
Tru Vue® Conservation Clear® Glass 99% UV Protection Museum Glass® 99% UV Protection, Anti-reflective

What is “Museum Archival Framing”? *

Museum archival framing refers to the strict use of materials and techniques that provide protection to framed works of art on paper. Paper is sensitive to its surroundings as it can be adversely affected by dampness, changes in temperature and humidity, restriction of movement, and exposure to light. Paper will also react to the materials it comes into contact with such as acidic support boards and self adhesive tapes which museum archival framing does not use.

Museum archival framing uses 100% cotton rag as matting material, the colored space between the piece itself and the frame. Besides protecting the work from being close to the frame, it also protects the work from being too close to the glass which can have adverse effects such as condensation. The mounting hinges (invisible attachments between your art work and the backing board) are made of Japanese paper with natural wheat or rice paste used as the adhesive.

The conservation glass used in such framing filters out between 97 to 99% of ultraviolet rays, which protects the work from fading as well as scratching. In addition to possessing all of those materials, the frame should have an acid-free paper dustcover stretched across the back. This prevents dust particles and tiny insects from gaining access to your art work.

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

Location

32 Exchange St.

Gorham, NH 03581

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