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Museum Exhibit Framing System

From: George Schwartz <conservart>
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2001
ConservArt announced the release of their Museum Exhibit Framing
System. This new invention enables institutions to include in their
rotating exhibits unframed pictures and other artifacts of
non-standard dimensions, while realizing savings in excess of eighty
percent off the cost of comparable custom framing.

Museums, galleries, libraries, educational institutions and
commercial users stand to benefit by adopting the System also in
other ways. Curators can now include important unframed material
from their permanent collection and from other lending institutions.
Exhibit rotations for shows consisting of several hundred works are
typically accomplished in days. Exhibits maintain a cohesive
appearance with each work presented in well proportioned mat
margins. The Framing System is adaptable to the standards and
preferences of each user.

A proprietary computer program is an integral part of The Museum
Exhibit Framing  System. This program is used to determine a "best
fit" frame size for each picture, based on image dimensions and
other client-specific criteria, creating groups of  "standard"
dimensions. Savings are accomplished by the methodical reuse of
frames and glazing, eliminating the need for additional expenditures
each time different artwork is put on display. At the time of
rotating exhibits, these "standard" frames are reused in framing
similarly proportioned pictures along with custom cut mats.

The Museum Exhibit Framing  System has been in continuous
development for the past six years, undergoing many changes and
refinements during that time.  One client museum who adopted the
Museum Exhibit Framing System has not had to purchase any frames in
the past six  years, while rotating their exhibits on the average
five and a half times per year.

   "The Museum Exhibit Framing System  sets a new standard, becoming
    a benchmark against which all other framing options must be
    measured. The user is assured of state of the art, museum
    approved methods, materials and handling. The System is designed
    to be flexible, accommodating the specific needs of each
    institution while saving thousands of dollars in annual framing
    costs, " says George Schwartz, Senior Conservator and President
    of ConservArt.

   "In this era of budgetary constraints, you owe it to your
    institution to explore the benefits offered  by the Museum
    Exhibit Framing System. You can actually do more while
    conserving your resources." Schwartz said, continuing :
    "Economies of scale permit us to offer previously unheard of
    savings on exhibit framing costs. Client institutions  save in
    excess of 50% off comparable custom framing costs when adopting
    the program and up to 80% off each time an exhibit rotates".

A variety of service options are available to accommodate the
standards needs and preferences of clients. Custom programs,
In-house preparation, Third-party licensing and Leasing of framing
are also being offered. Leasing of frames is ideal to accommodate
works of unusual shapes and sizes, or composite groupings. It
eliminates the need for permanent investment in frames for
temporary, occasional, or infrequent needs.

Established in 1951, ConservArt has been continuously active in the
picture framing, display and fine art conservation fields. Clients
served include cultural institutions, branches of government, art
dealers, corporate and private collectors and others.

For further information contact

    George Schwartz
    Senior Conservator
    ConservArt, Inc.
    8177 Glades Road
    Suite 16
    Boca Raton, FL 33434 USA
    561-482-7292
    Fax: 561-482-6787
    info [at] conservart__com

or visit <URL:http://www.conservart.com> and select Museum Exhibit
Framing.

George Schwartz
ConservArt - Master Frame Makers and Art Conservators


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