“Housing” is anything that holds an object, whether it’s the folder you slip your photographs into or the massive frame hanging on the wall.
We combine state-of-the-art housing technology with framing options catered to your needs.
In the conservation laboratory, we follow all new scholarship on cutting-edge housing techniques and materials. This means we can provide museum-quality archival housing informed by the latest research, creating the safest environment for your objects.
CCAHA’s services are also fully-customizable. Our clients have a variety of housing and framing needs, from acid-free folders for private storage to museum-ready frames with our unique sealed packaging. We’ll work with you to determine what is best for you and your objects.
Archival boxes and folders, rolled storage, encapsulation, and storage portfolios protect and properly support items while they are not on display.
Along with standard housing and framing options, we also offer our innovative "sealed package." In a sealed package, the matted work, backing materials, and glazing—the glass or acrylic that secures the work within the frame—are all joined together as a single unit. The assembled materials are sealed on the package back and edges with a polyethylene/nylon/foil laminate film. This provides a safe environment for your object, protecting it from changing humidity, dust, and pests. The sealed package can be used for storage or can be tucked into a frame.