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The Whitney Museum of American Art is subject of a study on natural lighting
Image by Nic Lehoux, courtesy of Cooper Robertson
The common practice has always been to keep works of art and other UV-sensitive materials away from natural lighting, which can diminish their hue over time. However, while artificial lighting can preserve works, it cannot produce the same full spectrum of light in which the they were conceived.
In a recent white paper by Cooper Robertson, the Whitney Museum of American Art is used as a case study to analyze the ways in which natural lighting can be introduced to an interior without damaging precious works of art.