Good Questions: Framing Tips for Family Art?

Good Questions: Framing Tips for Family Art?

Maxwell Ryan
Jan 23, 2007

Hello AT,

I need some framing help. I recieved these panels from my grandma recently and the calligraphy pieces are real works by family friends, while the paintings are reproductions from the National Palace Museum in Taiwan. They are all on some kind of hard card board. They are about 1' each side and since they are slightly thick (~3-5 mm), I am not sure what kind of frames they fit...

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Do I have to bring them to a framing store? What kind of frame should I choose? My apartment is mostly decorated with IKEA furnitures so I am also not sure how to blend in these Asian items. Maybe a dark wood shadow frame of some sort? What's the best way to preserve these panels, especially the ones by family friends?

If I do bring to a archival framer, how much should I expect to pay? I guess I just have no ideas about framing so my questions are all over the place. Thanks so much for helping me out!!


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