Protecting photography

On October 4, 2012 by webmaster

 

Photographs are highly sensitive to light and if left in direct sunlight or electric lighting they will deteriorate over time. Museums have strict guidelines in place with regards to the level of light photographs can be displayed under. Heat should also be avoided as it will encourage chemical reactions to happen faster and result in cracking and further degradation over time. To reduce the risk of long term damage to photographs we recommend following these steps:

 

1. Use conservation picture glass to protect your photograph which has a 99% UV filter. We use a range Tru Vue glass that is well known as a leader and innovator in the protection and conservation of all things framed.

 

2. Avoid hanging photographs in bright light

 

3. Avoid spot lights on your photographs

 

4. Avoid hot and humid environments.

 

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