Properly framed works of art still remain susceptible to damage from environmental conditions. To protect your investment it is necessary to take the following precautions. There should be a space of 3/8 to 1/2 inch between the framed piece and the wall to allow air to circulate.

Hang your art in a room with weak daylight and illuminate it with incandescent lighting. Ultra-violet rays from sunlight and Fluorescent (tube) lighting are harmful to paper as well as certain inks and paints. Even indirect sunlight can damage your art over a period of years. For added protection, ultra-violet filtered glass and Plexiglas are available.

Keep your art away from radiators or other sources of heat. Do not hang art on walls, which contain flues. Your art susceptible to damage from humidity and dry conditions. If the humidity in your areaexceeds 70%, air condition or de-humidify the room where your art is located. Extremely dry conditions such a below 30% relative humidity should be avoided as it may encourage brittleness.






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