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Subject: Exhibition lighting for natural history collections

Exhibition lighting for natural history collections

From: Paul Storch <paul.storch>
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 1999
Linda Thomas inquired about published light level recommendations
for natural history objects materials.  I would suggest looking in
Thomson's "The Museum Environment, 2nd Edition", which has much of
the basic information on this subject that conservators still refer
to when developing guidelines and standards for their institutions.
There is also a recent publication from IES (RP-30-96) "Museum and
Art Gallery Lighting: A Recommended Practice", IESNA, 120 Wall
Street, New York, NY  10005, 1996, that you might want to look at.
You might also want to contact the Society for the Preservation of
Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and obtain their publication on
the principles of conservation for natural history collections. Let
me know if you need further information on this.

Paul S. Storch
Objects Conservator
Daniels Objects Conservation Laboratory (DOCL)
B-109.1, Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul, MN  55102-1906
Fax: 651-297-2967

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:74
                 Distributed: Thursday, March 18, 1999
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Received on Wednesday, 17 March, 1999

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