Backing board

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A thin, rigid board that can be made of Plastic, Foamboard, pressed board, or Corrugated board. A backing board is placed in the back of frames to protect pictures, mirrors, and documents. Backing boards are also used for partitions in furniture. An often confused term, backboard, refers to the solid matboard used behind a matted work of art on paper.

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Resources and Citations

  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998