The Museum of the Order of St John. Lighting design by Sutton Vane Associates

Are you up to speed on the latest advances in museum lighting?

Geraldine Kendall Adams, 10.08.2016
Lighting innovations to be showcased at upcoming MA event
Lighting has seen significant advances in recent years in terms of both technology and practice. To help museums get up to speed, the Museums Association (MA) is running a seminar next month exploring the latest developments in museum lighting.

Shine On: New Perspectives on Museum Lighting will take delegates through a range of key issues, from the challenges of dealing with light exposure on vulnerable artefacts, to the latest research on LEDs, light levels and colour.

Delegates will have an opportunity to learn how to get funding for lighting projects, and how to take lighting beyond the functional to influence mood and interpretation.

The latest advances in technology and techniques will also be showcased, including motion-triggered lighting, a new artificial daylighting system, and the role of lighting in the Internet of Things.

Chaired by lighting consultant Stephen Cannon-Brookes, the seminar will feature a panel of experts including Joseph Padfield, the senior scientific engineer at the National Gallery, Pavlina Akritas, the senior lighting designer at Arup, and David Saunders, the vice president of the International Institute for Conservation.
Nicola Sullivan, the MA’s online publications editor, said: “Shine On will be an important event for any museum professionals looking to keep up with the latest advances in museum lighting.

“We are very pleased that some of the sectors’ leading experts will be on hand to share their knowledge with our delegates.”

Shine On: New Perspectives on Museum Lighting will take place on 21 September at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.  Book now to guarantee your place.

Sutton Vane Associates designed the lighting for the Museum of the Order of St John, pictured above.

The lighting in the first case is designed so that the two iconic images stand out and start to tell the story of the museum. This gallery is lit by daylight which is carefully controlled for conservation requirements and for the visual comfort of the visitors.


Shine On: New Perspectives on Museum Lighting

Book your place online now