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Subject: Arqadia acquires Conservation By Design

Arqadia acquires Conservation By Design

From: Denise Troughton <denise.troughton>
Date: Friday, May 11, 2007
Arqadia, the UK's leading supplier of mouldings and mountboard to
the art and framing market has today announced the acquisition of
conservation storage, equipment and display specialists,
Conservation By Design Limited.

Part of the Larson Juhl group, Arqadia offers an extensive range of
mouldings, frames and mountboards and continuously strives to set
new industry standards.  Its dominant market position has been
achieved through continued commitment to exceptional design,
competitive pricing and a professional, friendly service.

Conservation By Design offers a comprehensive range of high quality
conservation storage and display products, including acid free
boxes, specialist papers and museum boards, to museums, libraries
and archives worldwide.  The company also offers a growing range of
specialist equipment and display furniture, including the Planorama
aluminium storage drawer system and are one of the leading suppliers
of Museum Showcases.  Recent museum showcase projects include the
Magna Carter display at The British Library in London and the FA Cup
Trophy at the National Football Museum in Preston.

The two companies will continue to be run as independent businesses,
but both will be headed by Arqadia's Managing Director, Mike Brown.
Stuart Welch, who founded Conservation By Design in 1992, will
remain at the company as Development Director.

Stuart Welch, said:

   "This is a very exciting time for Conservation By Design.
    Arqadia's support, investment and resources will enable us to
    take the company from strength to strength and explore some
    exciting new opportunities over the coming years.  Customers
    will continue to receive the same high quality, personal service
    for which we are known but with the added benefits a company
    like Arqadia can offer."

Mike Brown added:

   "We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Conservation By
    Design.  The company's commitment to innovation and customer
    service is very much in keeping with Arqadia's core values and
    the two businesses will work closely together to benefit from
    each other's unique strengths."

For further information on the two companies, see


For press information contact:

    Vicky Coyle
    +44 121 355 3446
    vicky [at] haslimanntaylor__com

For technical information on Conservation By Design products

    Denise Troughton
    +44 1234 844 260
    denise.troughton [at] conservation-by-design__co__uk

Denise Troughton
Conservation By Design Limited

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