Ultraviolet, visible and infrared performance of coated glass for museums

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The use of coated glasses for protecting the art works exposed to natural lighting in museums, galleries and exhibitions is investigated. A color fading has been measured on paintings as a consequence of the ultraviolet and visible radiation that falls on the object surface. The problem of damage arises also with artificial lighting, in this case the emission spectrum has a large component in the near infrared. The role of thin film coatings in preserving paintings from ultraviolet, visible and near infrared radiation damage is examined.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventOptical and Infrared Thin Films - , Unknown
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceOptical and Infrared Thin Films
Period1/1/00 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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