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T. Ashley McGrew
06-29-2010, 07:45 AM
These technical notes related to lighting were updated in 2008. They are an extention of the NPS Exhibits Conservation Guidelines (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-guidelines.htm#)publication discussed in the Space Preparation (http://www.pacin.org/forumdisplay.php?17-Space-Preparation)section of the PACIN Forum.

1:15 Light Exposure Guide for the Display of Museum Objects (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#) (PDF (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#))

Attachments to Technical Note 1:15 above include the following documents: models of three Light Exposure Guides in current use at museums and a sample of a Light Exposure Record.

Light Duration Guidelines for Exhibited Works of Art (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#) (PDF (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#)) – The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conservation Working Guidelines for Light Exposure in Exhibitions and Loans (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#) (PDF (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#)) – The U.S. National Archives.
Guidelines for Exhibition Light Levels for Photographic Materials (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#) (PDF (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#)) – Private-sector conservation consulting firm (updated December 2008).
Light Exposure Record sample (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#) (PDF (http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/cons/ex-con-technotes.htm#))
What new technotes or drawings do you think are needed? Please feel free to contact us (telephone: 304-535-6139; email: HFC_Conservation@nps.gov).

05-16-2011, 12:51 AM
Such a nice article.