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Antique Art and the Light Spectrum

Dec 12, 2016

By Manoj Phatak, Founder and CEO, ArtRatio
It is a common misconception that only ultra-violet light can damage art and antiques.
As stated in Technical Report 157 from the CIE (International Commission on Illumination, based in Austria), there are two principal processes by which museum art can degrade:
1. Photochemical action
2. Radiant heating effects
Photochemical action
This can result in irreversible molecular change to the structure of the material itself due to the incident light, not only ultra-violet (UV) and infrared (IR) but also visible light, and the final result depends on the 'activation energy' of the materials in question. The most noticeable change can be colour fadi ...

You Loved It, You Bought It… Now What? Crucial Art Framing & Lighting Decisions

Apr 08, 2016

Whether you are a first-time buyer of fine art or a longtime serious collector, there’s a special thrill when you bring your new “baby” home. But as soon as you do, you’re faced with complicated questions about framing and lighting and concerns about conservation. Take your time and do your research. The choices you make right now will have an impact on the value, preservation, and pleasure of owning a work of art.
Not All Frames are Alike
Frames are both aesthetic and practical. A good frame augments the beauty or drama of a work of art while protecting it from damage caused by light, mold, dust, moisture, pollution and other environmental hazards.
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