Articles OVERVIEW

Our collection of educational articles about

custom framing, collection care, and emergency response are updated regularly.

Click on each topic below for a menu of corresponding articles.

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Collection Care Articles

By April Hann Lanford

Our collection of educational articles provide an introduction to many topics about the preservation and conservation of fine art, antiques, and fine furniture.

Topics are often written as a result of questions provided by our clients. 

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Framing Articles

By April Hann Lanford

There is a lot that goes into the design and fabrication of an archival custom frame. Whether a minimal TIG welded aluminum frame, acrylic vitrine, or a custom carved wood, 22k gilded antique revival frame, each design can have a variety of approaches and materials.

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Emergency Care Articles

By April Hann Lanford

Our emergency care articles are a helpful introduction to how to prevent damage through preventative measures or art and antique collections.  When a disaster strikes, prompt response and taking the right steps can mitigate further damage.  

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Antique Trader Articles

By April Hann Lanford

Visit our collection of articles that have been published in Antique Trader.

www.antiquetrader.com

For more than 60 years Antique Trader has been inspiring, informing, and entertaining the collecting community with timely...

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Projects

By April Hann Lanford

A selection of Artifact’s most recent projects highlighting our conservation and preservation work. We present each unique story describing the conservation process from reviewing the history, cause of loss, and condition to the steps of the treatment.

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Glossary

A collection of art and conservation terms along with makers and firms compiled into a glossary and highlighted throughout our website for reference.

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