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LED Lighting in Museums

American Alliance of Museums

Museum magazine discusses LED lighting and how using them promotes sustainability for a museum’s operations. The article also discusses color quality, safety around life-sensitive artifacts, glare, and balancing preservation with operations.

Agents of Deterioration: Light, Ultraviolet and Infrared

Canadian Government

The Canadian Government provides a number of resources on agents of deterioration including this webpage dedicated to ultraviolet and infrared light.

Reducing Visible and Ultraviolet Light Damage to Interior Wood Finishes

National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) has a Preservation Tech Note with guidance for reducing light damage to interior wood finishes. It states that visible light passing through windows protected with UV filters can cause significant damage to certain types of stains. The article discusses steps that can be taken to protect sensitive furnishings.

Protection from Light Damage

Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) has a technical leaflet titled Protection from Light Damage. It discusses different types of light, practical tips for estimating light damage, and ways to control light. The leaflet includes a bibliography and a list of suppliers.

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