IPI Interview: Is it harmful to display my photos?

The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. We are the world’s largest independent laboratory with this specific scope.

Red River Paper has used  IPI for all of our print life testing over the years. 

This is from a series of short interviews with experts in photographic archiving.

Is it harmful to display my photos?
 

Question (Q): I take many family photos, and I want to frame some and hang them on the wall. Will this harm them?
Answer (A): You raised a critical question. The reason photos are taken is for viewing and enjoyment. However, photos are never as long-lasting when displayed as when they are stored in the dark, such as in albums, and viewed only occasionally.

Author: Red River Paper

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