Scrims recommended to shield Oklahoma Capitol artwork
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Friday, October 19, 2012
10/19/12 at 5:39 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Screen materials commonly referred to as scrims are the best option to reduce the amount of sunlight that is coming through the state Capitol dome windows and damaging portraits and murals, an expert in the care of paintings said Thursday.
Lyzanne Gann, a conservator with Blackthorne Associates of Maryland, said customized acrylic storm windows would be more affordable but would block out less light and would have to be replaced often because they will lose their effectiveness.
Gann, who works out of Dallas, said much of the cost with screening involves the installation of scaffolding so workers can install it.
The expense could be reduced substantially if the screening would be installed at the same time repairs and renovations are made to the Capitol.
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