What We Do
Picture Framing, Archival Boxes, Museum & Gallery Display Cases, Picture Hanging Systems, Display Lighting, Art & Design, Model Making
The Old Railway Station, Newbliss, Co Monaghan, Ireland
Tel 00 353 (0)47 54445
Founded by husband and wife Patrick & Lorraine Martin, Darac is a family run business which has evolved out of our initial model making company. Most acclaimed of these are the reconstruction models of a Crannóg, a Court Tomb and the Black Pigs Dyke, on display since 1983 in Monaghan County Museum, which is where Patrick started his career as assistant technician. These formative years have been invaluable in the framing of objects, artefacts and in particular the know-how of handling work for conservation purposes.
Over the past twenty five years of framing, both in London and here in Ireland, we have framed an eclectic mix of items, from an original Monet to a pair of Y Fronts, and for a truly varied selection of customers such as, Ford, Inland Revenue, British Gas, Paramount Pictures, BT, RTE, Parker Pen, Dublin & Shannon Airport, No.10 Downing St., Museums, Hotels, Councils, Churches, Schools, Banks, Credit Unions, Clubs, Photographers, Artists and numerous private clients including TV & movie personalities.
As Irelands only conservation framers with museum training and members of the IMA (Irish Museum Association) we regularly work with many museums across Ireland, in particular our two neighbouring museums, Monaghan and Cavan County Museum. Notably for Monaghan County Museum’s ‘From a Whisper to a Roar’ exhibition, we had the pleasure of framing a selection of ephemera relating to Monaghan at the time of the 1916 rebellion. For Cavan County Museum the framing and hanging the Percy French Collection of water colours and memorabilia.
As specialist conservation framers, we offer a complete framing service, from full museum and conservation to standard level. With our unrivalled portfolio of frames and mouldings we are able to give experienced, objective and unpretentious advice making recommendations that will work within specified budgets.
Continuously evolving, combining our acquired knowledge and years of experience we have designed a range of museum and gallery display cases, made by us here in Ireland. Supplied to various museums, libraries and houses across Ireland from Belfast to Cork.
Again using our years of knowledge and close working relationship with museums we have invested in the latest computer aided box making equipment to manufacture our own range of Museum quality Archival Storage Boxes.
We also supply display lighting and hanging systems, signs and information panels, archival storage products and equipment.