A fascinating article over at The Age reports on the potential damage to artwork being done by “shoddy” framing in the community. The article was written in response to comments made on the state of the industry at a one day symposium organised by the Professional Picture Framers’ Association. The symposium was held at the Melbourne Convention Centre as part of the Digital Life Expo. It’s not often that framing makes the headlines in the mainstream media so this is a significant development. The PPFA’s Quentin Webster argued that “There’s a phenomenal amount of bad framing destroying art works,” and that community pressure on the framing industry was required to improve the situation.