Lighting for Conservation and Access
To: Thursday 04.10.18
West Dean College, West Sussex
Fee: £153 (10% discount to Icon members)
This one-day workshop will explore the dilemma facing those responsible for collections which are sensitive to light – that good display and access to the collections requires that they be well lit, while longer-term preservation may necessitate lower light levels or shorter periods on display. Participants will learn about the ways in which light affects different materials and how objects are classified according to their vulnerability. The course will also explore how the level and type of light provided in displays affects our ability to see objects. Strategies for minimising damage while maximising visibility will be presented and the workshop will conclude by looking at the development of policy and practice that balance access and preservation.