“Working Girls” exhibit on view at Ricco/Maresca was an honor to frame

During the last couple of months, we have had the unique opportunity to frame dozens of 19th Century photographs by photographer William Goldman (1856-1922), for the show, Working Girls, currently on view at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery, in Manhattan. Goldman, who lived and worked as a commercial photographer in Reading, Pennsylvania, was also apparently a regular…

Inspecting your Framed Art

Step 1: Examine the Mat

Inspecting your framed art is the first step to protect and preserve your work, however, it must be done with the proper materials. The most noticeable and dangerous problem with older mats is the acid level in the paper. You will be able to see a yellow line along the bevel of the mat cutout. This will cause a subsequent yellowing in the art work called acid burn. This can often be repaired by a conservator but each piece is unique. If you see yellowing, you should bring the framed work to be defit and examined. If your mat is acidic, we will recommend a rag mat that has a balanced pH level throughout and will not yellow over time or cause acid burn on your artwork.

Acidic Mat
The acidic mat is visible by the telltale yellow core.

The Allure of Japan Opens at the MFA

MFA Boston Features a New Exhibit Celebrating Japanese Culture As a maker of museum-quality, custom frames, we feel privileged to be located in a city like Boston with such a vibrant art community. With institutions like the MFA, the ICA, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and many more, there is always a fascinating new exhibit…