Light Levels for Exhibition


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This program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is provided with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the William Penn Foundation.

Understanding light, the damage it causes, and human visual perception allows collection care staff to make informed decisions. Join CCAHA Senior Paper Conservator Heather Hendry for a free webinar explaining basic principles of managing light exposure.

Intended for collection managers, registrars, and curators, this session will address measuring and monitoring visible and UV light, current standards for light exposure during exhibition, and successful strategies to avoid unnecessary exposure. The relative light sensitivity of various art and archival material will be discussed. Case studies will demonstrate how small and large institutions control light on collections during exhibition and storage.

About the Speaker:

As Senior Paper Conservator, Heather Hendry meets with clients, assesses condition and treatment needs, documents findings in reports, and treats a wide range of objects, from parchment to printed materials. She also develops and presents targeted preservation education workshops for institutions.

Heather is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).

Prior to joining the staff of CCAHA in 2015, Heather maintained a private practice outside of Philadelphia for five years. She also worked as a paper conservator at the Canadian Conservation Institute, the Yale Center for British Art, and Harvard University Libraries’ Weissman Preservation Center. She completed conservation internships at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the National Gallery of Canada. Heather received a MA in Art Conservation, specializing in Paper Conservation, from Queen’s University in Canada. She received her BFA from the University of Lethbridge in Canada.