Glazing is the most important element of design because it not only influences the look of the piece, but protects the integrity of the art. Technological advances in glazing have transformed the industry. Acrylic plexiglass is used for safety, as it is shatter resistant and light weight. Traditionally, art was framed using regular and non-glare glass. Now conservation glass and plexiglass is used because of its ability to protect against fading because itĀ filters out 99 percent of harmful ultra-violet light.