How do I preserve and frame a delicate newspaper?
Q. Dear Donia,
A. Dear Bernadette,
You are right in that we usually suggest photocopying or scanning for newspapers, especially for display. If you must keep the original, you will need to contact a conservator to deacidify and encapsulate it for you. That or full conservation treatment are the only real options if you want to keep the original in the frame.
You can find a conservator in your area by referring to the American Institute for Conservation's "Find a Conservator" (Find a Conservator) page.
When framing, be sure to find someone who can do conservation framing, meaning using museum-quality matboard to mat and mount the object and using UV blocking glass or Plexiglas. For more advice on framing, speak with your conservator as they will have other recommendations based on treatment.