Artcare™

Artcare™ products by Nielsen Bainbridge offer industry-leading protection for art and photos. Only Artcare™ products contain patented micro-chambers that proactively trap and neutralize harmful gases that can cause fading, yellowing and deterioration.

A unique combination of zeolites and buffers traps and neutralizes oxidizing gases, other pre-acidic gases and harmful byproducts—giving Artcare boards the ability to actively protect art and photographs against attack by external pollutants and internal vices. Artcare™ stops air pollution in its tracks and keeps it away from your photograph or artwork. The result is a framed piece that stays forever young.

Backed by extensive scientific testing, Artcare™ technology is trusted by many of the world’s leading museums and archives, including the Library of Congress, to protect historic artifacts and documents.

 


 

Artcare™ Products

 

Artcare™ Matboard

A vast spectrum of colors and specialty finishes infused with patented Artcare™ technology offer industry-leading preservation and beauty.

Artcare™ Foamboard

Featuring Artcare technology for long-lasting protection, this line offers a opaque, lightly textured surface papers that eliminate show-through in soft white or black colors, ideal for floating applications.

 


 

Scientifically Proven Protection

Proven by Scientists

Backed by extensive scientific testing, Artcare technology is trusted by many of the world’s leading museums and archives to actively protect historic artifacts and documents.

Proactively Protects

A unique combination of zeolites and buffers trap and neutralize oxidizing gases, other pre-acidic gases and harmful byproducts—giving Artcare boards the ability to actively protect art and photographs against attack by external pollutants and internal vices. Artcare stops air pollution in its tracks and keeps it away from your photograph or artwork. The result is a framed piece that stays forever young.

Trusted Worldwide

Artcare is the product of choice for priceless historic artifacts. Museums and archives around the world rely on Artcare to protect important art and documents—including George Washington’s last will and testament and relics from the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Surpasses Standards

Bainbridge audits every production lot to ensure conformance to industry standards for preservation and permanence, including fade and bleed resistance; pure, virgin alpha cellulose pulp; absence of contamination; and presence of a buffer reserve.  In addition, Bainbridge Artcare mat and mount boards are the ONLY preservation products that feature the proven zeolite MicroChamber technology.  As a result, Artcare boards meet AND exceed all established standards and requirements for preservation matting and mounting.


 

Research on Zeolites and Artcare™ Technology

Performance Evaluation of 4-ply Boards Containing Calcium Carbonate and Zeolites
By Cindy Connelly Ryan, Library of Congress, Preservation Research and Testing Division

Getty Study Validates Artcare Technology
By John F.D.Taft, Décor Magazine

Zeolite Molecular Traps and Their Use in Preventative Conservation
By Siegfried Rempel


 

Case Studies

Artcare™ is the product of choice for priceless historic artifacts. Museums and archives around the world rely on Artcare™ to protect important art and documents—including George Washington’s last will and testament and relics from the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Preserving George Washington’s Last Will & Testament

Lewis and Clark Plant Specimen Collection

Preserving the Wright Brother’s Original Bi-Plane Drawings

Philadelphia Athenaeum Collection

Multi-Million Dollar Collection at LA Museum

University of Pennsylvania Saves Architectural Legacy

Historic Artifacts at Cliveden of the National Trust

Historic Engravings at the Wyck Association

Textiles at the Helen Louis Allen Collection

Philadelphia Folklore Project Preserves Wall Collages

Preserving Supreme Court History for Future Generations

Battle of Wounded Knee Collection at Nebraska State Historical Society

John Singer Sargent Portraits at Naumkeag