JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 3, Article 6 (pp. 279 to 290)
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JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 3, Article 6 (pp. 279 to 290)

LIGHT PIPING: A NEW LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR MUSEUM CASES

CATHERINE SEASE




REFERENCES

Saxe, S. G.1989. Prismatic film light guides: Performance and recent developments. Solar Energy Materials19:95–109.

Saxe, S. G.1992. Personal communication. 3M Visual Systems Division, Austin, Tex.

Saxe, S. G., L. A.Whitehead, and S.Cobb.1986. Progress in the development of prism light guides. Proceedings of the SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) 692:235–40.

Sease, C.1990. A new means of controlling relative humidity in exhibit cases. Collection Forum6(1): 12–20.

Sease, C.1991. The development of the humidity control module at Field Museum. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation30:187–96.

3M 1988. 3M Scotch™ Optical Lighting Film general theory. St. Paul: 3M Traffic Control Materials Division.

3M 1989. 3M Scotch™ Optical Lighting Film specification sheet. St. Paul: 3M Special Enterprises Program.

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SOURCES OF MATERIALS

Crawford UV Monitor type 760

Qualimetrics, Inc., P.O. Box 41039, Sacramento, Calif. 95841

#2300 3M Optical Lighting Film, Scotchcal™

Series 7725 ElectroCut™ Film, 3M Traffic Control Materials Division, Building 260–5N–14, 3M Center, St. Paul, Minn. 55144

All lamp fixture and bulbs available from lighting suppliers.

Shrine case:

Lighting Service, Inc., fixture 818D, narrow spot lamps Q50MR16EXT 12 volt, 50 watt, narrow spot lamps Q75MR16EYF 12 volt, 75 watt

Boat case:

lamp Q500Par56NSF 120 volt, 500 watt

Burial niche cases:

Swivelier fixture L21828, Sylvania capsule, lights 75Par16/Cap/NSP 120 volt, 75 watt


AUTHOR INFORMATION

CATHERINE SEASE is head of the Division of Conservation at Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. She has an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College and a B.Sc. in conservation from the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. She taught in the Conservation Department at the Institute of Archaeology prior to joining the staff of the Objects Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1979, where she was the head conservator for the installation of the Rockefeller Wing of Primitive Art. She worked privately in New York before joining the staff of the Anthropology Department at Field Museum in 1986. She has worked on numerous excavations in Britain, Greece, and the Middle East. Address: Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Ill. 60605.


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