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Digital Lighting for the Analogue Museum

Innes, Malcolm

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Malcolm Innes



Abstract

Exhibition lighting in museums and galleries usually strives to render the true nature of the surface of the exhibits. This would normally include using light sources that provide the most accurate rendering of colour and tone - white light sources with an appropriate colour temperature and high colour rendering index scores. This has been the traditional approach to exhibition lighting for decades, but in the era of solid state lighting, is there now an opportunity to rethink how we illuminate our precious and fragile historic artefacts? Should we be questioning our whole knowledge base for conservation lighting and looking for new ways to maximise visibility and minimise damage to our most fragile artefacts?

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name Professional Lighting Design Convention 2015
Start Date Oct 28, 2015
End Date Oct 31, 2015
Publication Date Oct 29, 2015
Deposit Date Feb 4, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 4, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title PLDC 2015 Proceedings
Chapter Number 1
ISBN 978-3-9811940-3-6
Keywords Exhibition lighting; solid state lighting; conservation lighting; colour temperature; colour rendering;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9498
Contract Date Feb 4, 2016

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