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Study for Christ on cross, with angels, ca. 1567

By Federico Barocci


Framed Art


Art Museum
Photograph: Mr. Michael F. Jones, Fitzwilliam Museum
Photograph: Mr. Michael F. Jones, Fitzwilliam Museum
Location The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Medium Black chalk heightened with white on blue paper
Size 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm)
Glazing Optium Museum Acrylic®

The Challenge

  • To protect a 16th c. work of chalk on paper during exhibition while providing an optimal viewing experience.

The Solution

Optium Museum Acrylic®

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

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 viewers to see the drawing rather than distracting reflections.

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

The Work

  • No 1978