Protect Artwork Near Large Windows?

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Q: I just moved into a new studio apartment and have two walls next to a south-facing window (in the picture you can only see one of the walls, but it has slightly longer twin on the other side). This area is going to be my sitting area. I would like to hang two framed prints on these walls (11"x14" and 16"x20"), however, they are not behind protective glass (i.e. museum grade or UV):

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They are not terribly expensive, but are a bit sentimental as I picked them up at museums on a trip to Europe. The shades will be down much of the time as the window faces a main walkway. I also have limited wall space in the rest of the apartment. Do you have any recommendations on how to protect my prints, other them having them custom framed behind UV or museum glass? I had looked into this a few years ago and its a bit more than I can afford at the moment (at least where I got an estimate)?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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