Fine Art Trade Guild

Who? What?

Yes, before I joined the art world I had never heard of the Fine Art Trade Guild (FATG) either!

Like any other professional body, the FATG sets standards of professional conduct and best practice for trades associated with the art industry. 

See the FATG website for more details.

Professional Conduct

Members of the FATG abide by a code of ethics to act honourably in the conduct of business, and should a dispute arise with a client, there is arbitration on hand to settle things calmly.

Professional Development

The FATG provides a professional qualification for framers. With or without actual qualification, members of the Guild have access to regular updates on best practice, techniques, business and legal advice  and also individual technical advice on specific issues that may arise in the course framing.

Quality of materials

The FATG works with producers of art materials (paper, paint, glue, printing inks, printing substrates, frame mouldings, mount boards to name just a few) to ensure that colours stay true and artworks can be enjoyed for many years. 

Five Levels of Framing

The FATG has defined five levels of framing to help the customer choose the best frame to suit the artwork and their budget.

  Minimum - Putting economy first

  Budget - Visually pleasing, but offering no           long-term protection

  Commended - Guarantees a degree of                 protection, with design playing an important     part

  Conservation - Helping preserve your                 artwork for future generations

  Museum - The ultimate protection for your         artwork

   Workshop: The Eagle Tap,        
                                                                                                                     Eagle Lane,                                                                 Member of the                   
                                                                                                                       Kings Cliffe,                                                           Fine Art Trade Guild                 
                                              Peterborough   PE8 6XB              

Mobile: 07943 127979 or Landline: 01780 470275                                                                                                          e-mail:

Framed pictures may be photographed and displayed on this or another website or on social media.

Personal details , emails, telephone numbers and addresses gathered by Effeljay will be stored electronically and used  for framing business only. They will not be  processed in any way nor passed on to third parties.

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