Museum Hinging Materials

Museum Hinging Materials
Metropolitan carries a variety of museum hinging materials and tools used by conservators to hinge with Japanese papers and wheat or rice starch paste.  Cotton gloves,  hinging weights, blotter papers, hinging separators, a spatula, and  a burnishing bone will make hinging your artwork  safer and easier. 

See our framing advice videos for hinging with japanese papers.  T- hinge for  matted presentations  V- hinge for  floated presentations.

 

 

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EL2600 Women's Cotton Gloves (12 pairs)

Women's Cotton Gloves (12 pairs)

Cotton gloves are used to prevent fngerprints and body oils from getting on artwork and photographs such as on cibachrome prints.
EL2600
$7.00
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EL2601 Men's Cotton Gloves (12 pairs)

Men's Cotton Gloves (12 pairs)

Cotton gloves are used to prevent fngerprints and body oils from getting on artwork and photographs such as on cibachrome prints.
EL2601
$7.00
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L414 Burnishing Bone

Burnishing Bone

The burnishing bone is used for ensuring a maximum bond when attaching tapes and or hinges without the risk of contamination from dirt and oils.
L414
$12.00
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MPF001 2 lb. Hinging Weights (pkg 2)

2 lb. Hinging Weights (pkg 2)

Tin containers filled with buckshot provide inexpensive weights to hold artwork and hinges flat while wheat paste is drying.
MPF001
$39.95
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MPF002 3"x 3" Hinging Separators (10)

3"x 3" Hinging Separators (10)

These separators are used in the hinging process when using Japanese paper and wheat paste.
MPF002
$2.00
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MPF003 3" x 3" Blotter Paper (10)

3" x 3" Blotter Paper (10)

These blotters are used in the hinging process when using Japanese papers and wheat paste to absorb moisture from the pasted hinge during the drying process.
MPF003
$2.00
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TA004 Micro Spatula

Micro Spatula

An excellent tool for all sorts of tasks. We use it for removing hinges, placing a small amount of wheat paste on japanese hinges, scraping off adhesive, and stirring paste.
TA004
$4.75
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