Our Conservation Framing
Here are just a few examples of our Conservation framing creations
Tindell's Restoration of Winter Haven, Florida, has worked with thousands of artworks requiring the best conservation framing available during the restoration process. We make certain that the framing offers long-term care of the valuable piece within.
Some of our photos on this page and in our Gallery show the same artwork being conservation framed in several different formulas of framing choices. If you look closely, you can see that depending on what options are chosen, the display is considerably different looking for each of the same items. It is amazing what framing can do to change everything as displayed.
More often than not, the older framing of a photograph, print, document, or artwork did not include the proper techniques referred to as "conservation" framing. Already, certain chemical reactions have begun to occur, which can result in yellowing, brittleness, and overall deterioration. Colors can fade, clarity will decrease, and eventually, the value of the image will diminish.
A framed item is usually exposed to direct or indirect sunlight, as well as interior lighting (both fluorescent and incandescent). All of these emit varying degrees of the damaging ultraviolet portion of the spectrum that causes the paper to discolor and inks to fade. In addition, the paper, board, adhesives, glazing (glass), and even the frame itself, can accelerate the process of disintegration.
You might consider your only option is to lock up your collection somewhere, away from the perils of man and nature, it is no longer necessary to resort to such extremes. We can frame your item with the highest level of conservation materials available.
If the item is of great value and you are concerned about theft, Tindell's might offer a solution of displaying a good copy in its place, then placing the original in a conservation package to store it in a fireproof, environmentally safe place.
Tindell does not only use the most updated techniques for conservation framing, we also assist our clients with the layout of choices for the overall best display. We offer expertise in relation to frames, single or multiple mats, filets, spacers, shadow box displays, and glaze choices. Special installations for unusual items and textiles are also considerations. We can offer alternative museum glass, and for larger pieces, the safety of Optimum Museum clear acrylic. We make sure all artwork is given the best possible options.