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Museums with Lousy Light Control

May 22, 2014

You would think that all museums would be worried about damage to their collections from light.   Well you thought wrong.

What are these pictures doing here – read my post about the damage that direct and indirect sunlight and indoor illumination can cause to your collections, whether they be art, stamp, comic or baseball card based.

Compare the images below the image of the William Gross Exhibit at the National Postal Museum.  The National Postal Museum knows there “stuff”.  Their rarities and treasures are exposed to light only when a person’s body is sensed and kept darkened otherwise,  which over the lifetime of the stamps being exhibited, will greatly reduce any fading or other damage they might suffer otherwise – your Federal government isn’t as incompetent as you may have thought, is it?  😆 

National Postal Museum

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Images from “HOW TO KEEP FOR A WHILE WHAT YOU WANT TO KEEP FOR EVER” by Tim Padfield http://www.padfield.org/tim/cfys/phdk/phdk_tp.pdf


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