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Museum 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.
Museum framing level – The ultimate protection for your artwork.
Objective – To visually enhance artwork and offer the ultimate level of protection from physical and mechanical damage, airborne pollution and acids generated by framing materials for up to 35 years in normal conditions*.
- Frame mouldings: available options include wood or aluminium.
- Glazing: available options include regular glass, acrylic or anti-reflection 1.5 mm Plexiglas .
- Conservation Matboard: ILFORD matboard or other cotton rag matboard.
- Conservation Mount board: ILFORD archival mount board.
- Aluminium composite panel is a great material which can fight against moisture, chemical and physical harms.
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 museum frames will be labeled at the back with the following information: mounting materials, glazing material, 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.