RP-30, Museum Lighting and Lighting for Fine Art (No CEU)

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. Learning Objectives:

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. 


RP-30, Museum Lighting and Lighting for Fine Art
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This video is required for course completion.