Category Archives: Preservation

Articles covering all aspects of protecting and preserving art and framed treasures.

Tips on Framing Sports Collectables

Let’s say you’d like to frame your husband’s sports jersey from high school – is there anything you should watch out for? You betcha! The rules for protecting mementos are the same as artwork: if they’re not framed properly they can fade or discolour, collect dust, and even grow mold and mildew. First, make sure your framer…

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Caring for Vacation Souvenir Canvas Paintings in Edmonton

Canvas paintings make excellent souvenirs from tropical holidays, but what’s the best way to take care of them back up here in drier Edmonton climes? Typically these canvasses are rolled up, and they should always be rolled with the paint to the ‘outside’.  It’s a bit counter-intuitive, as we think that it should be rolled…

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How do UV rays hurt artwork?

UV rays – a shortend term typically used to describe ultraviolet radiation fades artwork by breaking the chemical bonds of color molecules – known as photolysis. The more color molecules that break apart, the more the image fades. UV energy also ruins art and photographs by photo-oxidation, which can cause photographic prints to yellow or get…

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Court Mounting Military Medals

Traditionally, there are two ways of mounting and displaying military medals – court mounting and swing mounting. Swing mounting is pretty much outdated, but was a method of mounting medals on a uniform so that they swung and made a ‘clinking’ sound as the soldier marched. “Court mounting” originated in Germany as a way to keep medals…

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What’s so Important About a Dust Cover? Watch your back!

What’s so important about a dust cover?   It doesn’t seem like much protection does it? After all a dust cover is typically nothing more than a fitted sheet of paper that seals in the back of a picture frame – but it delivers a series of vital protections. Bugs It’s really no surprise that…

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Protect Your Framed Treasures from the Art Eaters!

You’re not alone in your admiration of that new framed treasure or work of art… There’s a whole litany of pests and vermin who’d love to start munching on your artwork: mice, book lice, worms, termites, various beetles and moths, flies, silverfish and loads more that would love to move into your art and start…

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