Preservation considerations for CGC book collectors by Rune
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This is a fantastic post. (worship)

 

You should create a thread for it in the OA Forum so more people can see it.

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This is a fantastic post. (worship)

 

You should create a thread for it in the OA Forum so more people can see it.

 

Thank you :blush::) Guess I'm just trying to follow Kennedy's words:

 

"Ask not what Collectors' Society can do for you – ask what you can do for Collectors' Society" :angel:

 

Starting a new thread would be triple posting, and maybe a good idea, but I better stick to double posting... hm

 

 

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It's summer, and although some persons may appreciate this time of year, some of us may have (or try) to keep books and art cool :ohnoez:

 

Just like cleaning, monitoring books and art may not be something exciting to do, but it needs to be done! And what better time to check for light exposure and temperatures than a bright sunny day :idea:

 

So I just found the wife's Infrared thermometer (high precision, developed to measure body temp in babies) and the lux meter - and I found:

 

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So Hulk and Iron Man are cool (pun intended :blush: ) - and not exposed to much daylight - other pieces in this room get a similar amount of light, so no need to show them all

 

In my man cave, Ka-Zar is cool too (65 F is a dream, all year I'm trying to keep temps below 70 F)

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And he certainly does not get burned by the summer sun:

 

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Nightwing is exposed to more daylight, still nothing to worry about, this bath in 80 lux won't ignite any vampires and is short-lasting (some conservators recommend that average light exposure should be no more than 50 lux for max. 8 hours/day - even this Nightwing cover gets less - to compare, direct sun light is typically 10,000 to 100,000 lux):

 

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Books don't need a lux meter, they are always in the dark - but good to see that Conan still is cool ;)

 

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And some of my better books are cool too (admitted, all my CGC books are constantly monitored for temperature and humidity, I'm just checking if the other thermometers agree with the infrared thermometer - and they did :insane: )

 

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Humidity is about 40 %, so that's fine too. Guess I can relax and enjoy the summer for now hm Just for reference, some experts recommend that books and art are kept at a constant 40 % humidity, 65 F and max 50 lux - and to put these 50 lux into perspective again:

 

"Many dyes, both old and new, are faded perceptibly by 50 years of exposure to 50 lux for eight hours a day. 50 lux is not safe illumination. It is a compromise between deterioration and visibility."

Source: http://www.conservationphysics.org/fading/light_i.php

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Wow, I need to get one of these meters! Great posts!

 

Thanks, Brandon - I really wanted an infrared thermometer that looked like a phaser from Star Trek:

 

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Unfortunately I could not find one and had to settle for less :sorry:

 

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Another good thing - you can use it to check if your coffee is hot - or if the beer is cold :idea: I'm gonna be a real pain when visiting restaurants from now on :devil::jokealert:

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I think I'll bump this thread - my old link doesn't work after the migration, and maybe new collectors can find some nice ideas and inspiration in this thread hm 

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I finally got a shelf for my CGC boxes and a humidity monitor to go with it. It looks like I'm right where I need to be on humidity levels but the temperature could be a few degrees lower. IMG_4345.thumb.JPG.1cd9490c54344205a3e6e0fc1fece72e.JPG

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On 18/11/2017 at 2:49 AM, Brando- said:

I finally got a shelf for my CGC boxes and a humidity monitor to go with it. It looks like I'm right where I need to be on humidity levels but the temperature could be a few degrees lower. IMG_4345.thumb.JPG.1cd9490c54344205a3e6e0fc1fece72e.JPG

Awesome :applause: - Especially if you can keep those levels all year! And nice to see the temp-humidity disease spreading :devil: :wink:

I'm starting to think that books are easier to keep than art hm At least when hung on walls, art pieces should be monitored for humidity, temperature - and light exposure - and effects of gravity. Just had another acetate overlay give in to gravity :ohnoez:- had to open the frame and fix it, so everything looks ok until I can get it back to the framer. And then the horror when word balloons fall off a piece :eek:

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Just moved this old journal - hope it fits in here :foryou: :wishluck:

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