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Subject: Online course on matting and framing

Online course on matting and framing

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
MS233 Matting and Framing On-line Course
November 3-28, 2014
Location: <URL:>
Instructor: Helen Alten

Description: Matting and Framing teaches the materials and
techniques of conservation-quality framing.  For display, matting
and framing provides both protective and aesthetic contributions to
art on paper.  Students will learn about different types of
enclosures, different mat styles and cutting methods, the pros and
cons of different backing boards and glazing, and different methods
of attaching items to a mat, some of which do not involve adhering
hinges to art on paper.  Lectures, illustrations, product resources,
and additional informational references will be provided.

    Course Outline:

    Introduction Principals of Matting and Framing

    Aesthetic and Protective Nature of Framing Materials and
    Techniques (boards, glazing, hinging)

    Mat Styles and Mat Cutting

    Unique Objects and issues (Specialty Supports, Safety)

    Security Hardware


For more information or to sign up for the course, go to
<URL:> or

Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:21
                 Distributed: Friday, October 24, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-22-013
Received on Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

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