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Journey of the Heart: Straight Photography 1839-2014

By various international photographers including William Henry Fox Talbot, Ansel Adams, Michael Kenna and Kim Weston


Framed Art


Art Museum
© Courtesy of National Art Museum of China


National Art Museum of China
November 14, 2014 – December 10, 2014






Optium Museum Acrylic®

The Challenge

  • To protect a photograph collection while simultaneously providing an optimal viewing experience.

The Solution

Optium Museum Acrylic®

Shatter resistant
Safeguards against injury and damage to artwork and visitors.  This product is ideal for valuable works, high traffic areas, and public event spaces.

Acrylic is half the weight of glass; Ideal for large, heavy projects and or works that travel.

Anti-static protection exceeds that of glass
Immediately eliminates static charge.  Makes for safer, easier framing and less cleaning.

Abrasion resistant
A durable hard coat protects against scratches from cleaning and general exposure to the public.

Allows for viewers to see the photographs without distracting reflections.

99% UV blocking
Protects the art work from the most damaging light wavelengths, helping prevent fading and degradation.

The Work

This 2014 exhibition held at the National Art Museum of China was in honor of the seminal 1937 exhibit Photography 1839-1937 held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Considered an important milestone in the history of photography, the 1937 exhibit marked the moment that photography was generally accepted as an art form by major galleries. This 2014 exhibition presented more than 200 original photographs by 53 photographers from all over the world, outlining the development of Straight Photography in the context of 175-year history of photography.

More Info

  • Organizer: National Art Museum of China, China Photographers Association
  • Co organizer: Beijing Timeless Gallery, Culture Development Co., Ltd.