11 Jan '16, 1am

As Art Week descends upon us, find out how canvases are framed.

Steven Yip, 51 Managing director at Q Framing How did you first get into picture framing? By accident. I was trained as a marine engineer, but when I was waiting for my 'O' Level results to come out, I spent six months at Merlin Frame Maker – probably the oldest framers in Singapore. I did NS in the navy, but I saw some old sailors on the ships and they’re all very lonely. I didn't want to become like them, so I went back to Merlin and stayed there for ten years. I also ended up meeting my wife, Zoe, there! You're a certified picture framer – what does that mean? There are two trade bodies – the Fine Art Trade Guild in the UK and the Professional Picture Framing Association in America – that offer certified programmes to promote good practice, and I flew to Las Vegas with Zoe in 2007 and we did the examination. We also use higher-grade materials. What makes museum-grade ma...

Full article: http://www.timeout.com/singapore/blog/dream-job-fine-art-...

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