Caring for paintings and frames in museums

Paintings are some of the most precious items in museum and gallery collections and should be treated with care and respect. Whether it’s a medieval altarpiece, impressionist masterwork or quirky modernist canvas, every painting requires a plan of care. Equally important are the frames that hold these paintings. Many frames come with a unique history and design, further enhancing a museum’s artistic collections.

This resource from Museums Galleries Scotland examines how to look after easel paintings and identifies potential threats to paintings in museum collections.

Clicking the link on this page will open this resource to view on the Museums Galleries Scotland website.

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Date created: 2016

Author: Museums Galleries Scotland

Publisher: Museums Galleries Scotland