I always encourage people who view my art to also touch it! Contrary to everything we have been taught in museums and stores, touching these textural pieces of work adds to the experience! These durable works of art should ideally be hung where the temperature is 75 degrees or less with a relative humidity of 45 degrees. They hold up extremely well in heat so long as they are not direct sunlight or in a sunny window area. Because they are wax, if they ever dull, as all paintings do, take a pair of panty hose or a soft non-textured cloth and polish them for a brilliant shine!