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The Ideal City, ca. 1480-1484 (Renaissance)

By (Attributed to) Fra Carnevale


Framed Art, Climate Controlled


Art Museum
Photo courtesy of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
Photo courtesy of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland


Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland


Oil and tempera on panel


30 ½ in x 86 5/8 in. (77.4 cm x 220 cm)


Optium Museum Acrylic®

The Challenge

  • To protect a 15th c. panel painting requested for loans with an in-frame vitrine while providing an optimal viewing experience.

The Solution

Optium Museum Acrylic®

Suitable for frame packages
Optium Museum Acrylic acts as a buffer to the external environment and limits the potential for change to occur by sealing the artifact within its own environment.

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

Acrylic is half the weight of glass; Ideal for large, heavy projects and 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 viewers to see the painting rather than distracting reflections.

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

More Info

  • For more information on the work, click here.
  • Especially vulnerable paintings are enclosed in a climate-controlled, in-frame vitrine, made for the individual piece. The vitrine ensures that the encapsulated painting will remain in the Walters’ relative humidity outside the museum walls.  Watch a video about the in-frame vitrine made for “The Ideal City” here.  Courtesy of The Walters Art Museum.