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Ultraviolet, visible, and infrared performance of coated glass for museums
Author(s): Angela M. Piegari
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Paper Abstract

The use of colored glasses for protecting the art works exposed to natural lighting in museums, galleries and exhibitions is investigated. A color fading has been measured on paintings as a consequence of the ultraviolet and visible radiation that falls on the object surface. The problem of damage arises also with artificial lighting, in this case the emission spectrum has a large component in the near infrared. The role of thin film coatings in preserving paintings from ultraviolet, visible and near infrared radiation damage is examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4094, Optical and Infrared Thin Films, (19 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.404750
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Angela M. Piegari, Ente per le Nuove Technologie l'Energia e l'Ambiente (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4094:
Optical and Infrared Thin Films
Michael L. Fulton, Editor(s)

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