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Lighting is necessary for seeing the objects that historical institutions hold but it also damages and ruins these objects.

In this Technical Leaflet, Gersil Kay extols the benefits of using glass fibre-optics in museum settings, particularly historic buildings.

Kay explains the components of a glass fibre-optics lighting system and examples of museums that have opted for this type of lighting.

Most useful is the set of guidelines and practical procedures for preparing and installing a glass fibre-optic system.

Technical Leaflet #207 (1999)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 9, Historic House Restoration: Inside and Outside.