Preserving paintings and frames

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.

Click the link on the right-hand side to open this resource to view on the Museums Galleries Scotland website.

Date created: 2016

Author: Museums Galleries Scotland

Publisher: Museums Galleries Scotland