For centuries, cotton rag paper, prized for strength, purity, and stability, has been the choice of artists, composers, writers, and printers.
Each RagMat Museum board is specifically designed for the display and protection of artwork. Trust Crescent’s Museum quality products when matting and presenting valuable art originals or items of historical importance.
100% cotton board
“As a museum conservator, it’s my job to make sure all of the artwork is able to stand the toughest test of all: time. I don’t believe there is any other product out there that protects like Crescent’s Ragmat.”
Phillip – Museum Conservator
Stands the Test of Time
For over 1,500 years, cotton rag paper has been the choice of artists, composers, historians, writers and book printers.
Free of Lignin and Acids
Cotton is nature’s purest form of cellulose. It is inherently free of lignin, acid and other non-cellulose contaminants found in wood pulp.
Strong, Resilient, Durable
The long flat fibers of natural cotton pulp intertwine, creating a strong, resilient matboard, more durable than bleached chemical wood pulp fiber.
Preserving the Tradition
Cotton rag matboard was designed specifically for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the late 1920s. Crescent’s entire line of cotton RagMat, the industry’s most trusted brand of cotton rag matboard, is still produced following the time-honored practice of making paper from cotton fiber. It’s a Crescent tradition that continues to stand the test of time.
Only the Highest Standards
RagMat Museum matboards meet all of the stringent standards of the Library of Congress, Fine Art Trade Guild, PPFA and other respected governing authorities. That’s why its the most widely used matboard at the highest level, and trusted by the most respected professionals in the industry.
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Trusted By Curators Worldwide
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, to the Library of Congress in Washington DC. curators at the world’s finest institutions trust our RagMat Museum products to protect, encapsulate and accent mankind’s most precious works, year after year.