Influence of the light radiation on the museum's collections

The text analyses the actions and effects of light on the museum's collections. Light is considered of harmful effects leading to physical and chemical changes on the molecular structure of the materials of the objects, which always happen together with the environmental conditions rather than alone. It points out towards technical criteria, references, related to the levels of light and the exposure time of the objects.

Conservation; Light; Museums; Collections


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