We weren’t kidding – the whole world!

This past Friday, Dr. Pablo Londero, from Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, visited the Library’s conservation lab to carry out microfading testing on the Library’s pair of Coronelli globes.   The Library’s conservators requested the testing to help create exhibition guidelines for these recently treated 17th century globes.


By understanding the sensitivity of the various colors that comprise an image or design on an object, one can make informed decisions about when, how and/or if to display objects like these globes. The testing is essentially non-destructive, leaving no visible trace on the surface of the object.

To learn more about the Microfader Tester (MFT), consult the IPCH website.  http://ipch.yale.edu/microfading-tester-mft