May 2010 Family Archivist
Tools for taking care of your family's legacy. In this issue: framing your heirlooms and making copies
Ask the Archivist: Framing your heirlooms
When you’re framing an heirloom, your glass, matting and framing methods should all be archival. Monica Rattay, master framer and director of custom framing for Michaels <>, gives us some pointers.

Q. What are my options for archival glass?
A. Use conservation glass with UV protection so your images won’t fade or discolor. Michaels stores also carry Conservation Masterpiece glass, which has an antireflective glaze. Plexiglas is a lightweight option that doesn’t break—that’s great for kids’ rooms or fragile originals.