Preparation Techniques of Art Works for Mounting and Framing
Cost: £5.50 Book your ticket here
What is it?
– The demonstration of key techniques in the preparation of flat works of art on paper for
mounting and framing.
Who is it for?
– Artists preparing their works for Worthing Artist Open Houses and other exhibitions.
Why would you want to do it?
– To learn conservation techniques of mounting for the longevity and preservation of your
mounted and framed art works.
What techniques will be demonstrated?
– Float mounting – mounting flat works of art on paper onto a secondary paper support in
preparation for display with or without a window mount. Float mounting is a very useful and
standard technique, but could be difficult to follow if teaching yourself via written instructions
or following videos.
– Associated display techniques – including wrapping over mount board, polythene strapping
and installing into window mounts.
– The uses of appropriate conservation grade materials
Who is your guide?
– Maudie Gunzi is a Book and Paper Conservator working for myself, at The Book Hut and at the Victoria &
Albert Museum in London. Previously she has also been Book and Paper Conservator at The
National Archives and National Conservation Service.
– In addition to conservation she is also, at the V&A, preparing flat works of art on paper for
international exhibitions, in-house displays, and the loaning of museum art works. It is some of
these museum techniques that will be demonstrated and discussed.
After the demonstration there will be the opportunity to purchase conservation materials that
can be hard to buy in low volumes, such as wheat starch paste and Japanese tissue.
This demonstration will not include
– Preparation of oil paintings
– Works of art on canvas
– Mount cutting