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Conservation Framing Trends 2023/2024: Embracing the Future of Art

Explore the latest conservation framing trends of 2024, where tradition meets innovation in sustainable materials, advanced glazing, and bespoke art display solutions.

As we approach 2024, conservation framing at SE1 Picture Frames is witnessing a remarkable blend of tradition and innovation. This evolution is not just about preserving artwork but also about enhancing its display through sustainable and technologically advanced methods.

Here’s some of the conservation framing trends you can expect to see in 2024.

Sustainable Framing Solutions: Eco-Friendly Materials in Focus

  • Bamboo and Recycled Frames: Emphasising frames made from bamboo, recycled metals, and plastics.
  • Impact on Conservation Framing: These materials align with global sustainability goals without compromising the protective qualities essential in conservation framing.
  • Explore our range of eco-friendly framing options.

Advancements in Protective Glazing: A Technological Leap

  • UV-Filtering and Non-Reflective Glass: Advanced glazing options protect artworks from UV rays while enhancing the viewing experience.
  • Discover our advanced glazing services.

Customization in Conservation Framing: Bespoke Fine Art Display Solutions

  • 3D Printing and Interactive Frames: Tailoring frames to unique dimensions and styles, including digital elements for a modern display.
  • Learn more about our bespoke art display solutions.

The Importance of Proper Mounting: Techniques and Materials

  • Acid-Free Mounting Boards: Essential for preserving artwork integrity.
  • Innovative Mounting Techniques: Ensuring artwork remains unharmed and secure.
  • For more on our mounting services, click here.

Canvas Stretching: A Timeless Trend with Precision and Care

  • Custom Stretching Solutions: Adapting to various sizes and styles while maintaining the original integrity of the artwork.
  • Discover our canvas stretching services.

Digital Printing Meets Conservation Framing: A Synergistic Approach

  • High-Quality Reproductions and Innovative Techniques: Pairing digital printing with conservation framing for seamless display and color fidelity.
  • Explore our digital printing services.

Reversible Framing Techniques: The New Standard

  • Advanced Tapes and Adjustable Mounting: Emphasizing reversible adhesives and techniques that minimize stress on the artwork.

Integrating Digital Preservation: The Future is Here

  • Digital Documentation and Interactive Displays: Incorporating digital imaging, QR codes, and augmented reality to enhance the viewer’s experience.

The Role of Customization: Tailored Protection for Each Artwork

  • Artwork-Specific Framing and Aesthetic Versatility: Collaborating with artists to determine appropriate framing choices and styles.

Conclusion: A Harmonious Blend of Tradition and Innovation

The trends in conservation framing for 2024 at SE1 Picture Frames reflect a commitment to preserving and displaying artwork in an eco-friendly, technologically advanced, and aesthetically pleasing manner. As these trends continue to evolve, we remain dedicated to offering services that protect and enhance your cherished artworks.

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Our workshop is equipped to handle a wide range of specialist and bespoke projects. Undertaking small and large projects alike, we cater for artists, designers, galleries, museums, photographers and corporate and private clients. Orders range from single frames to framing works for large exhibitions.

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SE1 Picture Frames, Alaska Buildings,
61 Grange Road, London,
SE1 3BH, United Kingdom

Nearest tube: London Bridge, Bermondsey, Borough

Bus: Number 1 and 78.

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Entrance is via Bacon Grove just off Grange road. Enter the Alaska Buildings through the large electric gate. Push buzzer and speak to security to gain access.

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