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September 2019

Munnings Museum, Colchester

By |2019-09-10T00:30:28+00:00September 10th, 2019|Antique Frames, Galleries, The Art World, United Kingdom|

Who Is Alfred Munnings Alfred Munnings is one of the worlds most famous painters of horses and also for war art.  He was born on 8th October 1878 in Suffolk where he grew up in a busy working mill surrounded by horses and horse drawn carts arriving daily [...]

August 2019

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

By |2019-08-19T02:55:26+00:00August 19th, 2019|Antique Frames, Galleries, Period Frames, The Art World, United Kingdom|

History Of The Ashmolean Museum The Ashmolean Museum was built over a 5 year period beginning in 1678 and finishing in 1683.  It was the first ever university museum and was originally erected to house The Cabinet Of Curiosities that Elias Ashmole gave the Oxford University in 1677.  [...]

The Significance Of Picture Frames

By |2019-08-19T03:00:19+00:00August 10th, 2019|Antique Frames, Galleries, Gold Leaf, Period Frames, United Kingdom|

Why Are Picture Frames So Important? Most people whether they have artwork at home on their wall or are visiting a gallery or museum never actually realise how important the frame is to the artwork it is housing and how it adds to their enjoyment of the piece [...]

July 2019

Compton Verney House and Gallery

By |2019-07-25T01:08:29+00:00July 4th, 2019|Antique Frames, Galleries, United Kingdom|

Non Modern Galleries Today, many people think of galleries as art collections housed in fancy, modern buildings which often look like pieces of art in themselves. However, some of the biggest and most beautiful collections with some of the most glorious historic frame work are actually displayed inside [...]

February 2019

John Jones Framing Closes

By |2019-02-28T02:16:13+00:00February 28th, 2019|Antique Frames, Modern Frames, Period Frames, United Kingdom|

Recently it was announced that John Jones Art Centre has closed for business after 40 years in the industry, effectively hanging up.. its final frame. John Jones were one of the leaders in the industry and their quality work inspired others like ourselves to keep standards at their very highest [...]

The Royal Collection Trust

By |2019-02-21T02:45:46+00:00February 21st, 2019|Antique Frames, Galleries, Gold Leaf, Period Frames, The Art World, United Kingdom|

The Royal Collection trust is exactly as it sounds, the art collection belonging to the British Royal Family. The collection is spread across 13 occupied and historic royal residences in the UK and is the largest private art collection in the world. This collection has many truly spectacular pieces [...]