October 30, 2012 7:10 AM Subscribe
What would happen in an art gallery fire?
posted by Hoenikker to Science & Nature (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Presumably a commercial art gallery with any kind of modernly expensive art would have a fire suppression system, right? Are these just your regular building sprinkler systems, or is there anything fancy here to protect the paintings?
And forgetting all that for a moment, how well does a painting burn? If you burned a painting (thoroughly enough that it's unrecognizable), would anything be left afterwards?