Protect Your Art

1. If your art isn’t framed, place it in rigid protective covering, a folder, or a tube. Do not use rubber bands, tape, or
paper clips.

2. Ensure that any paper mats or cardboard used for framing don’t include acid, which will gradually destroy your artwork.

3. Use archival mats and backing boards when possible.

4. Utilize UV blocking glass.Regular “clear” and “non-glare” glass offer no protection from UV light, which can cause
yellowing of paper and fading of inks and dyes.

5. Try the “dry mounting” process, bonding your artwork to a rigid backing board to prevent bubbling and rippling.

6. Let the framer know exactly where you plan to hang your art. Environmental elements such as light, temperature, humidity, and pollution can affect the condition of your art.

7. Insure your art. You can also do this by keeping records of its history, value, and condition.

8. When storing valuable jewelry, keep it separate to prevent scratching.

Information courtesy of Appalachian Gallery and FACTS: Fine Art Care and Treatment Standards