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Re-Opening of 19th C. Gallery, 2013

By various artists from Rembrandt to Mondriaan


Framed Art


Art Museum
Photo credit: Iwan Baan. Image courtesy of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.


Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Works on paper




Optium Museum Acrylic®

The Challenge

  • To protect works on paper during exhibition while simultaneously providing an intimate viewing experience.

The Solution

Optium Museum Acrylic®

Allows viewers to see the artworks without distracting reflections.

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

Acrylic is half the weight of glass and shatter resistant
Safeguards against injury and damage to art work and visitors.

Anti-static protection exceeds that of glass
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.

The Work

In preparation for their re-opening in 2013 after a 10 year renovation, the Rijksmuseum chose to display more than 100 of their masterpieces from Rembrandt to Mondriaan with Optium Museum Acrylic®.  The properties listed above as well as the clarity of the material led all involved, including curators, conservators and preparators to choose Optium for frames used for drawings, prints, and photographs, hands down.