Framing Facts
Trust       Experience     Care
1. Regular Clear: basic glass; no protective qualities; no glare
2. Regular Non-Glare: basic glass but with anti-reflection properties.
3. Conservation Clear: looks like regular glass but blocks UV light.
4. Conservation Reflection Control:  level one, essential UV  &  
 Anti-glare protection.
5. Museum Glass: Nearly invisible glass with UV blocking and                   
Anti-Reflection properties.
6. Masterpiece Glass: Premium UV and Glare control with superior               
anti-breakage properties....used by museums.
Master Picture
"If it's worth
framing at all,
it's worth
correctly .....the
first time!"
Conservation Framing
The use of materials that have been proven to protect and maintain
art in as close to its original condition as possible.  This includes:

1. Glass that protects against UV damage.
2.  Artboards and other supplies which are free of all acids, lignins
 and other impurities found in ordinary "pulp" products, providing
 a mounting environment that is inert and ph neutral.  
3. Careful adherence to proper handling procedures as outlined by the            
American Institute for the Preservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Framing Tips for Paper
Never hang art in direct
Always frame w/UV glass.
Art should not touch glass.
Always use acid-free
Don't trim art (exceptions
Store art in cool, dry place.
Use conserv. hinges to
Henson-McAlister uses its many years of education and experience to
restore the use and function to vintage and historic objects (furniture,
frames, art on canvas and panel, metal and sculpture.  All work is
performed in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for the
Practice of the American Institute For Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Object Mounting
Creation / Fabrication of custom structures to support non-framed items
like sculpture, historic remnants, nostalgic memorabilia, sports collectibles,
Generally, there are three alternatives (pictured below): Traditional,
Contemporary, and Slim-Line.  Each is available in various sizes.  The size
required is usually determined by a formula relating to the width and
height of your artwork.  The Lights can be mounted directly on the rear of
the frame for the greatest convenience and flexibility.  Or, it can be
attached to the wall.  Most people prefer to have electrical outlets installed
directly behind the artwork, so that there are no visible electrical cords.  
Also, several finishes are available in all three styles.