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Subject: UV protection for art installation

UV protection for art installation

From: Michelle Gallagher <mgallagher<-a>
Date: Monday, March 7, 2005
I need some assistance. An artist has inquired into protecting his
sculpture from direct sunlight. The sculpture is a terracotta vase
painted (not glazed) with acrylics and covered in a water-based
varnish. This piece will be displayed outside in direct sunlight.
The sculpture is not a museum piece. The artist would like to know
if there is any coating that can be applied to the surface which
will stop the acrylic paints from fading and hopefully not change
the colors too drastically. Displaying the piece indoors is not an

Michelle Gallagher, Collections Manager
Palm Springs Desert Museum
PO Box 2310
Palm Springs, CA 92263-2310
760-325-7186 ext. 122

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:42
                  Distributed: Friday, March 11, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-42-036
Received on Monday, 7 March, 2005

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