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By Dan Rudy 

Grant shines new light on old artwork


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Paintings and other artwork finally have a place to hang at the Nolan Center after Wrangell Museum received a grant from Museums Alaska for improved artifact storage. The grant also went toward replacing much of the museum's fluorescent lighting, a move which is both energy-efficient and helps better preserve items on display.

Visitors to the Wrangell Museum this year will have the chance to see its exhibits in a new light, after some 200 of the old four-foot fluorescent tubes were uninstalled and replaced with LED bulbs.

One aspect of the replacement is efficiency, with the new bulbs lasting longer and consuming only a fraction of the power a traditional bulb does. Each bulb is expected to have 50,000 hours of life, or almost six years of continuous use.

Aesthetically, the light shines brighter as well with a crisper whiteness. But the biggest consideration will only be noticeable over time, as the change will r...

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