DIYframing Courses

Conservation Framing24/Mar/2020


Top quality framing uses many of the principles of Conservation Framing as set out in the Fine Arts Trade Guild standards.  We are careful to show you methods that conform strictly to those standards, giving clear explanations of how these benefit special and valuable artwork.
The four fundamental principles are:

  • choice of framing materials;
  • creating a barrier to defined contaminants;
  • reversibility of any actions taken;
  • handling and caring for artwork throughout the framing process. 

You will follow a framing process where the following specific, conservation skills and knowledge are used:

  • choice of mountboard for conservation;
  • creating a mount package with a hinged window mount;
  • methods of attachment of artwork (emphasis on being able to reverse a process, using minimal contact);
  • creating a “sealed environment” for artwork (including glazing);
  • adding a dust cover to the back of the framed package;
  • providing a pocket for provenance or information about artwork

You bring your own artwork for framing in this way, although it doesn’t have to be the Mona Lisa that you are working with - as long as image size is A4 or smaller.

Fore more information and course detail, click: CONSERVATION FRAMING



Skill level: Development
Venue: High Wycombe
Tutor: Sue Harper GCF
Date: 24/Mar/2020
Places available: 10
Cost (per person): £150.00 plus VAT

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