Preserving Works on Paper
Proper storage and display of works on paper is the best way to protect them from damage and preserve them for the future. At Graphic Conservation Company, we provide a variety of museum-quality archival housing options to fit the storage and display needs of your newly conserved works on paper.
Proper matting with archival materials protects a work on paper from the wear and tear of being handled and prevents the work from coming into contact with harmful acidic materials. A mat made from high quality rag board that is acid-free or alkaline is a storage option that also decreases the risk of a work becoming fused to glazing materials while in a frame. Archival hinges or corner sleeves secure the item in the mat without exposing it to harmful adhesives. When matting an item in our lab, we exclusively use Rising Museum Board, which is widely considered to be the highest quality mat board available.