As long as you keep it away from prolonged direct sunlight and the backing material is a natural cloth all should be well!....
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I recommend avoiding exposure to direct sunlight, as it tends to affect medal-ribbons and paper-items over a period of time...
And Gunny beat me to it, lol...
It is possible that the foam behind the cloth backing is not archival safe and could produce outgassing during it's deterioration. This could cause damage to your awards.
Archival safe foam can be purchased at Micheals rather inexpensively.
Also, keep out of direct sunlight as Gunny has stated.
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Even indirect sunlight and heat can cause fading over time, depending on the material.
As others have said, always use acid-free, archival materials and glass with UV coating.
Your display case looks great, by the way.
i also believe direct sunlight is a no no as the other fine members have stated ,now i have a daft question relating to this kind of display ,is there any danger from the sun somehow igniting whats on display or would it need to be magnified first ,supposing there were period spectacles or monocle etc involved
My cabinet and cases are away for sunlight, and the red backing is fabric over some foam. Im not 100 percent sure what the fabric is made of, my local museum uses the same fabric. Thanks for all of the help and tips guys
I keep many different materials/items behind glass, similar to
the above display case, but stored in drawers - done so for
years - and I have not noticed any problems or ill effects
with any of them.
Extreme fluctuations in temperature and humidity are
the worst enemy of any and all antiques