Pictures in York Art Gallery

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Pictures in York Art Gallery

Postby GeoSpectrum » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:13 pm

I went to see an exhibition of wartime art in York over Easter and amoung the collection were a number of paintings framed behind museum glass. Intrestingly the spacer used between the artwork and the glass appeard to be made of hardboard, it had that familiar printed texture visible if you looked closely. Not a very conservation mided method or is there another product on the market with a similar look?
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Re: Pictures in York Art Gallery

Postby Roboframer » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:50 pm

Maybe they have a conservator/restorer that likes to make sure s/he'll have something to do in years to come.
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Re: Pictures in York Art Gallery

Postby sable filbert » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:47 pm

Roboframer wrote:Maybe they have a conservator/restorer that likes to make sure s/he'll have something to do in years to come.


I approached (gently) a Charity Trust that looks after a country house, when the previous day or two on a visit, I saw watercolours in window recesses, lovingly tickled by sunshine and almost every mount had that 1970/80's gingery red bevel.
The email reply said that a paper conservator had been working at the Trust for 20 years and they were sure it was all fine and dandy.
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Re: Pictures in York Art Gallery

Postby prospero » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:31 pm

That's the spirit. :lol:
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Re: Pictures in York Art Gallery

Postby Jamesnkr » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:52 am

Most such country houses are the same. Let's guess they have 40 rooms, with 20 such pictures in each. That's 800 pictures, and at a bargain price £100 ea for remounting/glazing that's £80,000. Ain't going to happen.
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