Wideband optical coatings for artwork protection from ultraviolet and infrared radiation damage

Angela Piegari, Pietro Polato

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Abstract

The damaging effects of illumination on artworks are well known. Art conservation requires protection against vandalism and protection against radiation damage. Glass is an appropriate material for both requirements but it partially transmits ultraviolet and infrared radiation. An optical coating on glass that eliminates the ultraviolet and the infrared radiation coming from natural or artificial source of illumination, is proposed. This coated glass, positioned in front of the artwork, is also able to reduce the visible radiation without altering the vision or the color rendering.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event19th Congress of the International Commisssion for Optics Optics for the Quality of Life - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

Conference

Conference19th Congress of the International Commisssion for Optics Optics for the Quality of Life
CountryItaly
Period1/1/03 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Piegari, A., & Polato, P. (2003). Wideband optical coatings for artwork protection from ultraviolet and infrared radiation damage. Paper presented at 19th Congress of the International Commisssion for Optics Optics for the Quality of Life, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.524888