Severn Gallery offers custom framing installations. From museums, to corporate lobbies, to private homes, our installers will insure a quality and secure installation. All frames should be hung with the use of picture hooks. Hanging artwork from a nail increases the danger that the frame could fall off the wall. A nail over even a short period of time with the weight of the frame and artwork together will most likely roll the nail out of the wall. Depending on size, one or two hooks should be used. In cases of very heavy frames the use of wire is not recommended. The use of two hooks is the safest and best way to secure such works to a wall. Picture frames are usually displayed at eye level. Paperborne art is not recommended to be hung in high humidity location such as bathrooms. Consideration must be taken of high airborne pollution locations such as kitchens (grease, cooking pollutants). Direct sunlight is also to be avoided due to heat and ultraviolet light exposure considerations. Although over fireplaces is a popular place to hang art, consideration must be given to the factors of heat and soot possibly contaminating or damaging the artwork. Consult your framer in these cases. He or she may be able to recommend solutions to these problems.