skip to main content
Mounting and Framing Works of Art on Paper

Mounting and Framing Works of Art on Paper

Camberwell College of Arts
Taught by
Craig Horsfall


This one-day course will cover the basic techniques of fitting an artwork into a frame following conservation principles; selecting acid-free materials, safely securing the artwork, and adding protective isolating layers. The course will combine lectures, discussions and practical exercises.

Topics Covered

  • Hinging
  • Mounting styles
  • Glazing choices
  • Dust-sealing
  • Backboard choices
  • Hanging mechanisms

Course Outcomes
You will have gained an insight into conservation framing practices.  You will have begun to understand the ways in which framing can be used to help protect artworks from agents of deterioration, and how poor framing standards can contribute towards types of damage.

Who Should Attend 
Anyone with an interest in caring for framed works of art on paper, whether framing artworks themselves or commissioning others.  The course would suit owners of artworks, artists, and anyone wanting to learn more about framing practices.  


Tutor Description

Craig Horsfall currently works with the MA Conservation course at Camberwell School of Art. He has several years’ experience as a paper conservator, and holds accredited status with the Institute of Conservation (ICON). While working with the framing company John Jones he regularly worked with artists and galleries to retouch printing flaws on new works going to collectors or exhibition.


Please Bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • A note pad and pen

Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Camberwell College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Available dates