Posted by Noel Chiappa (22.214.171.124) on November 10, 2010 at 23:01:38:
In Reply to: Re: Shuncho and Kiyotsune! posted by Mikael on November 06, 2010 at 16:35:06:
"I have them now hanging in a room with no windows and sunlight"
This is better than nothing, but it is still nowhere near as good as storage in darkness. Please see this page:
for more information about protecting prints from light.
"Is electric light also not good to expose prints for?"
Yes, electric light is also not good. The paper referred to in that page above (Feller, Curran, and Bailie: "Identification of traditional organic colorants employed in Japanese prints and determination of their rates of fading" in Keyes, 'Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Catalogue of the Mary A. Ainsworth Collection', Oberlin, Allen Memorial Art Museum, 1984, pp. 253-264) describes tests conducted with electic lights, and these also produced fading.
The particular lights used in their testing were fluorescent lights, but I believe the same would be true of incandescent lights (which produce a continuous spectrum, unlike that of fluorescent lights).
"I saw that the Kiyotsune print is attached to a backing paper.Is this ok for the print even if the backing paper by ages have been a little bit yellow in color?"
It depends on if the backing paper contains acid. See the link above for more.
"Is their some other way, that I can use to track aspecially the Kiyotsune print."
I am sorry, I did not understand this question?
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