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Effect of light on fine art materials

From: Frank A. Reynolds <fr0c>
Date: Friday, November 13, 1998
In the same manner that age acceleration tests are conducted on
photographic materials, have there ever been any studies done on
fine-art support materials and paints?

I am interest in knowing whether the wattage, or the color
temperature of a lamp, is the more detrimental factor.  And if
fluorescent lamps are less harmful than tungsten lamps?  Actually we
are trying to determine the effect of color scanners on artworks and
such information would be helpful when considering the light sources
used in different models.

Frank A. Reynolds
Hunt Institute

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