Glazing, flat glass or acrylic fit in a frame or display case to protect works of art and historic artifacts, is available in a wide variety of options from very basic to containing multiple protective qualities. This webinar will review these various alternatives and their properties in order to make informed decisions when choosing the most appropriate glazing for each particular application. Topics to be discussed include:
- A brief review of the history of glazing in museums
- A review of different types of applications
- The differences between glass and acrylic
- The differences between non-glare and anti-reflective glazing and how they are made and work
- How lighting plays a significant role in the performance of anti-reflective properties
- A brief review of cleaning, including solutions and various cloths
Yadin Larochette is the Museum and Conservation Liaison for Tru Vue, Inc., a manufacturer of acrylic and glass glazing for fine art framing and exhibit case fabrication. As liaison, Yadin helps build and manage relationships with clients ranging from large distributors to small business owners, and with end users such as art conservators, preparators, curators, collections managers, and private collectors of art and historic documents. Serving as a consultant and technical point of contact for end users and channel partners, she helps clients address product application challenges.
She received a BA in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley and an MS from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. A fifth generation French tapestry weaver, she wove professionally before embarking on a career in textile conservation. She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and ran a textile conservation private practice for 10 years prior to joining Tru Vue in 2015.