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Conservation level is one of 5 levels of framing. The 5 levels of framing indicates the aesthetic and durability of the frame. Different levels require different materials and perhaps, different techniques. The high standard craftsmanship remains the same, regardless of the framing levels.
Conservation framing level - Helping preserve your artwork for future generations.
Objective – To visually enhance artwork and offer a high level of protection from physical and mechanical damage, airborne pollution and acids generated by framing materials, for approximately 20 years under normal conditions*.
- Frame moulding: available options include wood or aluminium.
- Glazing: available options include regular glass, acrylic or anti-reflection 1.5 mm Plexiglas .
- Conservation Matboard: LINECO 4-ply conservation board.
- Conservation Mount board: LINECO 4-ply conservation board. Artwork is hinged to the mount board using LINECO acid-free tape.
- pH Alkaline board: As a backing board of the frame. The board prevent acid reaction caused by airborne pollution. pH Alkaline board is also a product of LINECO.
After assemble, the frame package is sealed using special LINECO frame sealing foil tape, prevent humidity, dirt and insects to get inside the frame.
All conservation frames will be labeled at the back with the following information: mounting materials, sealing date, quality control.
*The term ‘normal conditions’ as used in the Guild’s standards means out of direct sunlight, within the temperature range 10°C – 25°C and relative humidity between 40% and 60%. As we are aware of not many frames can be displayed in such conditions, therefore we recommend our clients to get your frame check-up for every three years (Or in case of any damage to the frame).
**Learn more about the 5 levels of framing in this link.