Preventive Conservation of Historic Textile from the Ultraviolet Degradation due to Light Exposure in Egyptian Museums
International Journal of Materials Science and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 6-2, December 2016, Pages: 10-14
Received: Jul. 16, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 19, 2016; Published: Sep. 3, 2016
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Authors
Harby E. Ahmed, Conservation Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Sameh M. Reda, Radiometry Laboratory, National Institute of Standards, Giza, Egypt
Dina Yehia, Conservation Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Yassin Ziddan, Conservation Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
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Abstract
Historic Textiles are safer from light degradation when exposed to ultraviolet radiation emit from different kind of illumination either natural or artificial in uncontrolled and poor Egyptian museums. This article is present an experimental study of using different materials as coating in order to reduce the UV amount on display of historic textiles. Different kinds from glass of showcases in some Egyptian museum were tested against to UV. Transmittance of six samples of different thickness of Perspex that used in showcases at Egyptian museums was studied as will. Two compounds Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are studied as coating materials on commercial glass with thinks 3mm and 5mm. Twenty four samples was prepared for each compound. Coated glass exposed to artificial Ultraviolet source to study their protection. Also, non-coated glass was used as a blank sample and assessments have been done. The transmittance of output of the samples obtained through the spectral transmittance of each sample, given that the maximum transmittance was for air.
Keywords
Historic, Textiles, Light, Ultraviolet, Museum, Display, Degradation, Exposure
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Harby E. Ahmed, Sameh M. Reda, Dina Yehia, Yassin Ziddan, Preventive Conservation of Historic Textile from the Ultraviolet Degradation due to Light Exposure in Egyptian Museums, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications. Special Issue: New Strategies for Conservation of Historical Objects, Principles and Practical Applications. Vol. 5, No. 6-2, 2016, pp. 10-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.s.2016050602.12
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