Antique maps capturing topography that has long since changed, can make a fascinating feature when framed. Some antique maps were printed on quite delicate paper and don’t stand much handling, so it’s important to frame them in such a way as to preserve the paper they are printed on so you can enjoy your map […]
Art in TransitThere have been many customers coming to us to repair their art pieces which have been the latest victims of accidents in house moves and transit incidents.So here are four essential steps to the correct packaging and safeguarding of art work. Inner protectionConsider using foam, bubble wrap and corner protectors to form a […]
Art Conservation and restoration dates back as early as the 16th century when Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes were first restored due to water damage. The terms conservation and restoration are often used in conjunction but they do differ somewhat when we start to pin an exact definition to them and explore the underlying differences in […]
Colinton Arts has been asked to frame an array of interesting objects and memorabilia over the past years and we’ve enjoyed listening to the stories behind them. From tapestries to Baker rifle replicas, dog toys to rugby jerseys and caps, medals to pieces of coral, there is no end to what can be framed. There […]
Grouping your art work is a popular trend and assists in creating a stylish look for your home. There are no rules for wall groupings, it is common sense really, and so your wall groupings can be mixed in many ways. In some cases, there is a commonality such as all photos, all water colours, […]
What is Foxing? Foxing refers to the age-related process of deterioration that causes splotches, flecks and browning on old paper such as stamps, books and certificates. These reddish-brown spots or stains can ruin the appeal of your original piece or document and cause serious damage if left untreated.