• understand the adverse effects that visible light and ultraviolet—UV—radiation can have on museum objects;
  • be able to identify the items in your collections that are most susceptible to damage caused by exposure to visible light and UV radiation;
  • know steps to take to control the lighting and UV radiation levels, and so minimise damage to your collections;
  • be aware of the sources of visible light, UV radiation and infrared radiation in a museum, gallery or library; and
  • be aware of the need for different lighting levels for the different areas of the museum, gallery or library.

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