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DIY Archival Matting and Framing

Step 1: Training

Next session, Fall 2023.

The first sessions were offered free to selected artists because of generous funding from Arts Vision 2030 and the Pikes Peak Fund for the Arts at the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.

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Step 2: Opening Framing studio

Ongoing access to advice, equipment, work space, and discounted archival materials.

Questions? Check out our Introduction and sample training videos or contact us at

We're opening our matting and framing studio for artists that want to do museum quality framing themselves. Ready to join us?

For current students

Online Classes

Registration is only available to current DIY matting and Framing Students. More access coming soon!


Register for open studio time. You must be enrolled in or have completed the DIY Matting and Framing Course to register.

Filling Out a Medical Form

Use this form to pre-order frames and materials for your Open Framing Studio session


Introduction and Sample Training Videos

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Assembling Frame Package

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Matting and Hinging Web Resources
Northeast Document Conservation Center
Overview of matting and framing components
Williamstown Art Conservation Center
Non-adhesive mounting techniques written by Jennifer. Scroll to page 19.
Canadian Conservation Institute
Guide to matting works of art on paper
National Gallery of Art
Quick guide to mounting without hinges
Library of Congress
Quick guide to using using paper hinges
AIC Matting and Framing Wiki page
Dynamic general content from Book and Paper Conservators
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