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Event Replay – Looking at Glazing: Finding the Best Solution to Protect Your Works of Art and Historic Artifacts

By Yadin Larochette, Museum and Conservation Liaison, Tru Vue

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Yadin Larochette, Tru Vue Museum and Conservation Liaison, presented “Looking at Glazing” to the FAIC Connecting to Collections Care Online Community.  A replay of the event is now available for general viewing in the link below.

 

Overview:

Glazing, flat glass or acrylic fit in a frame or display case to protect works of art and historic artifacts, is available in a wide variety of options from very basic to containing multiple protective qualities. This webinar reviews these various alternatives and their properties in order to make informed decisions when choosing the most appropriate glazing for each particular application. Topics discussed include:

 

  • A brief review of the history of glazing in museums
  • A review of different types of applications
  • The differences between glass and acrylic
  • The differences between non-glare and anti-reflective glazing and how they are made and work
  • How lighting plays a significant role in the performance of anti-reflective properties
  • A brief review of cleaning, including solutions and various cloths

 

Recorded: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Duration: 1 Hour 01 Minute

 

Listen

 

Handouts

C2C Care Looking at Glazing March 2020 Presentation
C2C Care Glazing Resources March 2020

 

Photo © Ivano Francavilla. Climaframe with Optium Museum Acrylic constructed by the company Ivano Francavilla.

This article is intended for educational purposes only and does not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) individually and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of Tru Vue or its employees. Tru Vue does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented.

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