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SiLK - Guidelines for the protection of cultural property

9. Light


Without light it would not be possible to see objects in a room or enjoy artworks.
The colors, distribution and design of lighting as well as the arrangements of lights and luminaires create different lighting ambiances – light spaces that serve the various technical needs of an exhibition.

The conservation aspect is particularly important here – protection from light plays a key role in all exhibition spaces. Daylight and artificial light contain rays that can cause exhibits to fade, dry out or become discolored or deformed if they are exposed for long periods. Conservation measures can protect against damage, but only if they are rigorously applied.


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