The Art of the Picture Frame

Updated September 2017

This section of the website feature arose out of the interest shown in the exhibition The Art of the Picture Frame, held at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 to 9 February 1997. It was launched in April 1998. It provides an update on the exhibition and gives information on current research.

Contributions are welcome on framing and reframing work at museums and galleries and on forthcoming publications and exhibitions, as are longer features on the history, technique and conservation of picture frames. Send to Jacob Simon, National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H 0HE or e-mail to [email protected].

The Art of the Picture Frame book cover