|F.A.C.T.S. (Fine Art Care and Treatment Standards)|
|FAQs - General Questions|
*WHAT IS A MUSEUM MOUNT?*
are there buffering agents added?
what is the reserve amount of the buffering agent?
are there any other chemicals beside acid that will affect the art still
in the product?
what is the base board material comprised of?
is the material stable over the expected life of the material?
is it affected by heat?
is it affected by light?
is it affected by humidity?
is it susceptible to mold and other pests?
To answer these and many more questions F.A.C.T.S. (Fine Art Care and Treatment Standards) was organized in 1994 to make some sense out of the confusion in terminology and practices. Several committees were formed within this organization to write standards for materials and practices. The GAFP (Generally Accepted Framing Practices) is one of these committees.
This committee is comprised of 35 ndividuals throughout the industry. Today there are standards to go by. Written by FACTS, these standards are accepted by the