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The Whitney Museum of American Art is subject of a study on natural lighting

January 15, 2018

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.

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Kadie Yale | Former Editor-in-Chief

Kadie Yale holds a BA in Industrial Design from San Francisco State University and a MA in Decorative Art History and Theory from Parsons the New School. In her role as editor-in-chief from 2015-2018, she led the interiors+sources team in creating relevant content that touches on sustainability, universal design, science, and the role of design in society.