Microfading and Light Management in Museums
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26-27th, 2015
Yale Center Beijing
This two-day workshop is hosted by Yale University’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) in collaboration with the University of Science and Technology Beijing, Xi’an Jiaotong University, and Chinese Museums Association - Collection Conservation Committee (中国博物馆协会藏品保护委员会). The workshop sessions will include lectures on the fundamental principles of color, museum lighting, and color changes from light exposure. Microfading, a new nondestructive test of color stability, will be described and the instrument will be demonstrated by Dr. Paul Whitmore, director of the Aging Diagnostics Lab at IPCH, who invented the technique. The use of the microfading test results to help making decisions about exhibitions or loans and for the study of collections will be discussed. Additional lectures will describe microfading as a research tool and innovations in museum lighting using LEDs. The lectures will be delivered by an international group of presenters from China, Europe, and the US and will provide the possibility for hands-on experience with the microfading instrument.
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