Situation: Museum > Exhibition room lighting
Exhibition room lighting
Whether it is an interactive experience or an encounter for silent contemplation, a museum visit is supposed to be inspiring. And visual ambience plays a key role in this – stimulating without confusing, exciting without causing fatigue. Artificial lighting helps ensure that exhibits are effectively presented and heightens the sense of experience. Lighting directs the eye of the observer, transforms the visual landscape and enhances the visual impact of exhibits.
The lighting concept depends crucially on the architecture of the building, the proportions of the room, the interior design and the items on display. Where exhibits are frequently replaced or rearranged, lighting needs to be flexible.
If the lighting concept for a new building involves harnessing daylight, its design and planning should be performed by experienced specialists. They know what impacts incident daylight can have. And they are aware of its damage potential. Daylight – and artificial lighting as well, incidentally – contains rays which may cause exhibits to fade, wither, warp or become discoloured if exposed to light for long periods. So light protection plays an important role in any exhibition room