New Frame Shop Serves Museum Needs and Retail Customers
Lin Calista of The Museum Framer at Penobscot Marine Museum is now providing framing services to the public and the museum.
June 9, 2011 – Penobscot Marine Museum has added a new picture framing department that will serve the museum's own framing needs and well as those of retail customers. Professional framer Lin Calista has joined the staff to oversee the operation.
"We are excited to acquire our own in-house frame shop which will also serve the needs of our gift shop customers, visitors, and the general public," said Executive Director Liz Lodge. "Lin has done framing for the museum for years and she does fantastic work. We're especially pleased to have her on board."
The museum has an ongoing need to mount and frame photos, paintings and other objects for its permanent collections, travelling exhibits and educational programs. Having the capability in-house will make the work more efficient and economical for the museum, said Lodge.
Retail customers will benefit from the museum's custom framing service as well, receiving a 10 percent discount on historic photographs when purchased with framing. Museum members and artists having their own work framed will receive a 10 percent discount on framing.
A resident of Stockton Springs, Calista previously operated her own frame shop, Frame By Frame, in Searsport, and specializes in preservation or museum-quality framing. The retail service will offer a range of styles and materials, from standard-quality to archival.
The Museum Framer at Penobscot Marine Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10-4, and Saturday 10- 2. It is located in the museum's Admission Center at 40 E. Main St., Searsport. Contact 207-548-0334 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.museumframer.com.