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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CT002 Mitre clamp pliers

Mitre clamp pliers

MITRE CLAMP PLIERS Mitre Clamp Pliers make it easy to apply the mitre clamps. After the glue is applied to the corners of the frame, the mitre clamps are placed on the corner of the frames. See framing advice for step by step instructions
CT002
$20.00
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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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L405 1" x 130 ft. Gummed Paper Hinging Tape

1" x 130 ft. Gummed Paper Hinging Tape

The high tensile strength of this quality, water activated hinging tape will support all but the heaviest works of art. The paper is acid-free with a calcium carbonate buffer and a pH of 8.5. The neutral pH adhesive has excellent tack to hold firmly without slipping or ''creeping''. Not recommended with photographs and Giclee inkjet prints because of their sensitivity to water.
L405
$12.20
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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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L419 7/8" x 150 ft. Abaca.sa Paper Hinging Tape

7/8" x 150 ft. Abaca.sa Paper Hinging Tape

Abaca.sa is a self-adhesive hinging tape with a very strong acrylic adhesive that is permanent and non-yellowing for hinging works on paper. Because Abaca is self adhesive it is safer to use on photographs and Giclee ink jet prints which are sensitive to water.
L419
$25.05
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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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U283 3 Hole Heavy Strap Hanger

3 Hole Heavy Strap Hanger

When hanging wood frames we recommend strap hangers. They are zinc-plated to prevent rusting and are selected based on the size and weight of the frame. See item U251 to order screws for the strap hangers.
U283
$0.49
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WC301RL #3 Plastic Coated Wire Roll 1125'

#3 Plastic Coated Wire Roll 1125'

This wire is plastic coated stranded stainless steel picture hanging wire. The maximum weight for #3 wire is 20 lb.
WC301RL
$28.00
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