Long Eaton, Nottingham picture framer, Barney Craw GCF(APF) Adv has become the 016 framer worldwide to gain the GCF Advanced Accreditation Conservation framing qualification. Barney demonstrated his superior skills in Conservation framing by presenting the examiner with four separate pieces, each demonstrating a different area of expertise. However, he has now gained additional objective assessment that should bring local customers added confidence their work is in expert hands, especially their artworks requiring framing to Conservation and Museum levels.
Guild Commended Framers are awarded their qualification by the Fine Art Trade Guild, the international trade association for the industry. Framing skills and knowledge are examined rigorously by an independent Guild appointed examiner in practical as well as theoretical tests.
Barney Craw has demonstrated that he understands the importance of conservation framing, the use of appropriate materials to avoid future problems and also the range of framing options his customers may require. Unprofessional framing may allow unsightly stains to appear, or gradually cause the artwork to go brown and the paper to weaken; eventually a picture may literally fall apart. These things can be avoided by choosing a qualified professional. Knowledge and technology are improving all the time and valuable pieces should be checked by a professional framer who can take remedial action to protect works to be kept for future enjoyment. Barney Craw GCF(APF) Adv has proved he is able to enhance and protect precious artworks and keepsakes.