SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Bettina Sacher

Aligned student (PhD), University College London

Project Title 

Lighting Policies for Collections using Microfadeometry

Background & Summary of Project

The project “Lighting Policies for Collections using Microfadeometry” explores the potential of microfading – a micro-destructive technique to assess the light sensitivity of collection items – to develop object- and collection-specific lighting policies. The project aims to contribute to the day-to-day decision-making of collection care specialists in collecting institutions, e.g. when planning and realising exhibitions. 

Betty is a conservator, who has worked in museums and galleries both in the UK and abroad. She runs a preventive conservation consultancy, which includes light sensitivity assessments of collection items using microfading.