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CONSERVATION AND LIGHTINGLight is essential for the examination and enjoyment of collection items. But in a museum light also means damage: dyes and pigments fade or change appearance and the materials from which the objects are made deteriorate. Damage occurs even at low light levels and the effects of light are cumulative. Items with organic components are particularly susceptible to damage by light. The only materials not affected are stone, ceramic, glass, and metal.