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Subject: Light exposure to framed items

Light exposure to framed items

From: Shirley Rodnitzky <rodnitzky>
Date: Monday, May 17, 1993
Having very little storage space for framed items, the walls of staff
member's offices are used to hang and store oil paintings, prints, and
antique maps.  Several offices have a single window that face either
north or east.  I am concerned about the effect of daylight (which is
not direct sunlight) on these items. Framed items are hanging on both
opposite and adjacent walls to the windows. The windows have blinds, but
they are always left open. The offices are also lighted with uv coated
fluorescent lights.   We all know that light is bad for these items, but
we cannot avoid light exposure altogether. I need documentation to make
a case for moving these items possibly to inside walls without windows.
Can anyone help?  Or would the light exposure on these items be
considered too weak to worry about?  Also, there is an oil painting
hanging right over the photocopy machine.  I would like to receive
comments about that situation.  Thank you.

Shirley Rodnitzky
University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
Special Collections
Division, Rodnitzky [at] library__uta__edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:60
                   Distributed: Monday, May 17, 1993
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Received on Monday, 17 May, 1993

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