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Subject: Light exposure limits

Light exposure limits

From: William Hall <wdh>
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Joseph Delci <joeyed [at] sprintmail__com> writes

>In planning a long term exhibition (five to seven years) that  could
>possibly include works on various papers (fine art and non) as well
>as paintings and 3D objects.  What suggestions might some of you
>have as to increasing the ability of these prints to stay up for
>longer periods of time without receiving serious light damage,
>specifically, for a period of more than a year?

IMHO the basic rules are (which you are probably doing already):

    1.  Make sure you are eliminating *all* the ultraviolet

    2.  The less light the better. This means the total light dose,
        so as dim as possible and turned off as much as possible.

There is not much more to say.

William Hall
Littlemore Scientific (ELSEC), Oxford  UK
Manufacturer of environmental monitors for museums and art galleries
+44 01865 747437
Fax: +44 01865 747780

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