Preservation or “Conservation” refers to methods and materials used to ensure artwork is afforded the best protection.
We use only the best quality mount boards which, unlike normal preservation quality boards, contain microchambers and zeolites that actively protect by trapping airborne pollutants and turning them in to harmless salts.
For further protection, we stock UV filtering glass, see the section on glass.
Most damage can be done to art, be it two or three dimensional, by bad practice, which unfortunately is very common;
out of sight is out of mind for many.
We can mount most things on paper with either no adhesive in contact or even no adhesive whatsoever
and when we have to use adhesive we can make our own hinges from handmade Japanese tissue and freshly cooked wheat starch paste.
As a good chef will make his own sauces and stocks and not buy in readymade, a good framer will make his own hinges and adhesive
and not use more convenient tape. There is no such thing as “conservation tape”!
The photo to the side shows a set of cards being ‘platform’ mounted,
apertures cut out of the backing mount simply drop over each card and are secured with linen tape, no adhesive touches the cards whatsoever
Three dimensional objects are fastened in place with methods that are difficult-to-impossible to see.