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03 February 2020The Design, Beauty and History of Frames

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The Design, Beauty and History of Frames Julia Korner. Monday 03 February 2020

Booking October 2019.


Julia Korner is a specialist & lecturer in fine art conservation & the restoration of paintings, sculptures & frames.   She set up the Maritime Dept. for Christies and now works independently in her own studio in West London.


Picture frames first existed in Egypt in AD 50-70 and were found in an Egyptian tomb. The hand-carved wooden frames that we can recognize as such were first developed in the 12th to 13th centuries. Just like many frames today, the early versions were made of wood.

While we use picture frames today to complement the photograph, artwork, and other mementos, picture frames in the past were first considered before considering the object it was going to frame.