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PLEASE NOTE: BARK FRAMEWORKS WILL BE CLOSED ON THURS. AND FRI., NOVEMBER 24TH AND 25TH IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

Framing Process

How does “preservation framing” differ from regular commercial framing?

The basic issues are materials and methods. Preservation methods typically take longer, require a more experienced practitioner and should be continually reviewed to conform to current standards in the conservation field. The materials of preservation framing are chosen to be benign in proximity to ...

Do you frame art from periods other than modern and contemporary?

Yes we do, though our primary focus has been in framing works of art from the Impressionist period forward. We are called upon occasionally to frame earlier European works, especially when conservation concerns are pre-eminent. Photography, from its inception through the present, is one ...

Do you perform conservation services?

We do some frame conservation but no fine art conservation. Since we consult with conservators regularly and discuss with them conservation and framing issues for mutual clients, we have many relationships in the field. We are happy to make our facility available to them ...

Can you frame very large or unusual artworks?

Yes and we often do. We have found sources for over-sized materials, and we have developed methods for all aspects of making frames for large artworks. In order to make large seamless panels, we have had our own 100% rag paper made in 79” ...

How do you store an artwork that I leave with Bark Frameworks?

Flat works on paper are stored in folios, wrapped in acid free interleaving paper or acid free glassine. We stock archival boxes, such as Solander boxes, for storage of three dimensional works, and we make special containers when needed. Our Registrars keep track of ...

Do you pick up and deliver?

Yes. We pick up and deliver in Manhattan for a  modest charge. For other locations we can recommend art transport companies. Our truck is air-conditioned and alarmed.

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