The Care and Conservation of Antique Prints

Written by Neil Street

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Framing is another area that can often bring trouble. Yet, a few easy tips can usually ensure a successful framing project. First, use a good framer. Call a local museum and ask who they recommend. Ask friends or acqauintances for recommendations. Don’t be afraid to shop around. Then, expect to pay a bit more. Good framing is expensive, but it should outlast all of us. When you are satisfied you have selected a good framer, you should be comfortable in being guided by them, but here are a few “musts.” You must use “anti-uv” or “conservation” framing glass. This will deflect most ofrepparttar harmful light that can destroy paper over time. If you are using matboard, you must use “archival” quality matboard, so it does not, as time passes, chemically interact withrepparttar 116235 print. You must never allow antique paper to be adhered in any way to a backing board. You must insist on archival quality backing board. Insisting on these basic steps will take you a long way toward a successful framing job – and finally, don’t hang your finished piece in direct sunlight, near a direct heat source, or in a humid area such as a bathroom.

Framing, when done correctly, is one ofrepparttar 116236 best ways of storing antique works of art on paper. But since it is both expensive and space-demanding, it is rarelyrepparttar 116237 complete solution for most collectors. Good, long-term storage can be accomplished by keeping antique prints in mylar, stored flat, in a dry, cool space. Excessive heat and excessive humidity are enemies of antique paper, but many homes today are climatized to avoid such excessive conditions. If you need to store a number of loose prints,repparttar 116238 best solution is to use one ofrepparttar 116239 many excellent archival boxes that are available onrepparttar 116240 market.

After a little practice, evenrepparttar 116241 newest collector can quickly masterrepparttar 116242 basics of good care for antique prints. Common sense is your greatest ally, and most often, your greatest enemy will berepparttar 116243 dangers posed by poor handling. So learnrepparttar 116244 basics, treatrepparttar 116245 antique paper withrepparttar 116246 respect it deserves, and always “handle with care,” and your collection will bring pleasure and joy for many generations to come.

Neil Street is the owner of VintageMaps.Com, which he founded in 1997. His website, an online destination for the antique map and antique print enthusiast, is at Send email to He can also be reached at (203)856-1755

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