About this Course
The IES offers a series of webinars that provide supplemental education to coincide with a recently revised or new IES Standard (Recommended Practice - RP, Technical Memorandum - TM, etc.). RP-30, Museum Lighting and Lighting for Fine Art is part of the IES Standards Webinars.
Description: The paradox of museum lighting is that the same spectral energy used to illuminate museum displays also causes fragile materials like pigment, fabric, wood, and metal to deteriorate. This presentation will provide insight into how to utilize IES’s new Recommended Practice for Museum Lighting (RP-30-17) to deal with the conundrum of preserving light-sensitive materials while providing a dynamic visitor experience.
By the end of this course learners will be able to...
1. Describe the RP-30 document and recommendations therein, and review document navigation.
2. Identify lighting criteria that impacts the perception and interaction of color.
3. Understand unique challenges within the museum and fine art realm, and relate them to lighting selection and placement.
4. Explore typical lighting solutions for museum exhibitions.
Scott Rosenfeld designs lighting for museums. Originally trained as a theatrical lighting designer, since 1997 Scott has worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. The advent of LED lighting has led Scott to research new possibilities for manipulating the spectrum of light to enhance vision and slow the degradation of light sensitive materials. Scott frequently lectures about how lighting can allow visitors to better see and appreciate artwork at conferences including: DOE, AIA, IALD, IES, PACCIN and LFI. Scott is chair of the IES’s Museum and Art Gallery Committee.