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Missouri History Museum

Rick Meyers, Exhibits Preparator, works on a painting titled Gratiot Street Prison, on display in The Civil War in Missouri exhibit. The simplest way to begin the stabilization of paintings or other types of framed artwork is to provide protective layers in the front and back. The front protective layer is referred to as "glazing," which ideally would be a type of Plexiglas that is UV filtering, anti-reflective, and anti-static.

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