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Subject: Velcro hanging systems for unstretched canvas paintings

Velcro hanging systems for unstretched canvas paintings

From: Ingrid Ford <>
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2007
We are having difficulty finding a suitable method to attach Velcro
(hook and loop fasteners) to the reverse of large unstretched canvas
paintings for hanging purposes.  The paintings are painted on a
medium weight canvas and can measure around 2 meters in both
dimensions. Consequently they are quite heavy and so the method of
attachment has to be strong.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  We
have sewn the Velcro to sailcloth and then tried various adhesives,
but none are particularly successful.  Sewing is not an option.

Ingrid Ford
Auckland Art Gallery

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:21
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 4, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-21-023
Received on Wednesday, 22 August, 2007

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