Wrapping Ornate Frame for Short Distance Transport

Wrapping Ornate Frame for Short Distance Transport

We had to find a way to quickly wrap an old painting with its ornate frame for a 4 hour road trip. The frame extends beyond the main body of the frame and this was our challenge- how do we wrap the work so it puts the least amount of pressure on the frame? We didn’t want to ride the work flat as this old canvas would not appreciate bouncing up and down, and just putting foam along the bottom would still put undue pressure on the frame. So what did we end up doing? We used hot glue to hold the long strips of foam with a cutout large enough for the main body of the frame to fit through. This allowed us to float the delicate edges that protrude downward. The sides then wrap around the edges of the foam, then….

Matt Isble

I have more than seventeen years of professional development in the area of exhibit design and installation, working for a variety of institutions and private clientele from Carmel California to Portland Oregon. I received my masters degree in Museum Studies with an emphasis in education and interpretation from John F. Kennedy University. In my current capacity at the Crocker Art Museum I direct the exhibition design and work with both the curatorial and education departments to create engaging museum experiences for visitors. Specialties include: Exhibition design, project management, chief preparator, lighting design, volunteer coordination, and facilities management.

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