Image of the Air Force wings with the museum name underneath

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
FREE Admission & Parking

Image Gallery

Museum Light Conservation

The museum conservators have taken steps throughout the entire National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to ensure the preservation of the artifacts on display through light conservation. Many exhibits have been dimmed or turned off to help preserve the artifacts. Steps have been taken to mitigate light damage including the use of the ‘blue wool’ standard in cases. These blue wool test strips contain specific light sensitive dyes that are indicators of light damage that can be read and visually compared to an unexposed blue wool test strip for conservation purposes. Some displlay cases have been fitted with motions sensors which illuminate when a visitor stops at the exhibit and shuts off when they pass. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

PHOTO BY: Ty Greenlees
VIRIN: 230717-F-AU145-1020.JPG
FULL SIZE: 6.28 MB
Additional Details

CAMERA

Canon EOS R6

LENS

EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

APERTURE

71/10

SHUTTERSPEED

1/20

ISO

10000

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at https://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.