PROTECT:
METHODs, MATERIALS & SPECIALITIES

  • Our museum standard framing includes traditional Japanese hinging, the approved method for museum grade conservation framing for works on paper.
     
  • Glass quality is one of the most important factors in framing.
    Because Harmful UV fades artworks, our minimum quality is 99% UV filtering glass or acrylic. 
     
  • Conservation standard includes sealing timber to prevent the migration of acids into the canvas. 
     
  • We prefer to use quality metal D-Rings, screws and soft strand plastic coated wire.

JAPANESE
HINGing

Japanese Hinging: applying wheat starch paste to Japanese mulberry paper

To reduce the risk of damage should it ever need to be removed, we always mount artwork to the backing, rather than the mount 

Japanese hinging is the method used for mounting works on paper that is accepted by the world recognised Professional Picture Framers Association ,
where an adhesive made from pure, PH stable wheat starch paste is used to adhere a  Japanese mulberry paper hinge.
Duplicating the process used for repairing and relining fragile or damaged  paper works, Japanese hinging is 100% reversible.  

Conservation
Mounting  

framed vellum document - protein based material requires a specific PH

framed vellum document - protein based material requires a specific PH

Vital in a humid climate such as Queensland's,
we use traditional water activated paper backing, to seal and protect the inside of the frame for many years. 

We may also use the following mounting techniques, for materials other than paper:

Corner Pockets
Edge Strips
Mylar Strips
Sink Mounts
Overlays

Materials other than paper, such as silk and vellum, require a different PH environment, which we are able to assess and supply

 

glazing

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We want your piece to remain as vibrant and vivid as the day you brought it to us.
Our standard quality is 99% UV filtering glass or acrylic. 

Where your budget allows, we are able to offer superior quality Museum Glass.

Museum glass virtually eliminates reflections and provides optimal light transfusion while blocking up to 99% of damaging UV rays

 

 

 

 

Textiles
& Needlework

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Textiles, embroidery and needlework require specialist handling in order to preserve their shape and integrity.

We are experts in pinning, lacing, couching  and other historical and contemporary techniques for mounting and framing wool, silk, cotton and leather.

We are also able to repair holes, tears and abrasions. 

 

 

 

 

Works
On Canvas

Adding padded rebate tape to canvas frame, creating a padded buffer for a delicate canvas

Adding padded rebate tape to canvas frame, creating a padded buffer for a delicate canvas

We stretch canvases over high quality strainer frames.
Available in NZ pine or western red cedar

We offer:

  •    Timber sealing to prevent lingnin transfer

   Padded buffers to protect fragile canvases

   Relining of canvases for additional support and stretching