Advice on art: why the frame is important

Design: Distinctidentity

The frame of an artwork should enhance the work, much like make-up on a woman, says Jazz Chong, director of Ode to Art. So the main considerations are whether changing the frame will make the art piece look better, and also if it will suit the interior space you are displaying it in.

Perhaps another reason to change the frame is to protect the work, choosing glass which filters out UV rays, and acid-free materials that will not affect the quality of the framed items over time. This is called conservation framing.

Bring your artwork to a reliable framer who can advise you on what frames are suitable, and use the right materials to protect the work in the long run. They will also be able to change the frame without damaging your art piece.