Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki
Shenzhen Museum of History, Shenzhen
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, London
Punta della Dogana, Venice
Punta della Dogana,
Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori City
The art of illuminating art
Staging artwork in exhibitions effectively in the best possible light depends on many factors - the cultural environment as much as the zeitgeist. The approach of exhibition organisers and curators varies here between two poles: as neutral a presentation of the exhibits as possible or their dramatically accentuated exaggeration. To help stage art appropriately and flexibly, ERCO has developed a wide range of tools which, for decades now, have been conducive to creating the optimal perception of art using precise and efficient lighting technology.
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Museums alter cities and regions The design and construction of museums has developed into a showcase discipline of architecture. Projects such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao alter the perception of whole regions and, as a result, also their economic reality. Light not only makes art visible, it adds impressive scenography.
Presenting and preserving art
Collections with enormous material and ideal values need to be placed in the best possible light. The lighting technology has to successfully integrate the often contradictory demands of visitors and art conservationists regarding the protection of the exhibits.
Creating light signals for urban spaces
Holistic lighting concepts that also consider the external effect will transform museum buildings into nocturnal symbols of their respective locations. Glazed buildings that shine from the inside out attract attention in and to their environment.
Illuminating walls with artwork
Special lighting tools are required for illuminating vertical surfaces absolutely evenly. Especially in the area of wallwashers, ERCO offers an unparalleled wide selection of differentiated lighting instruments.
For further information go to: Vertical Illuminance Tutorial film
Accentuating points of interest with spotlights
High quality spotlights provide accent lighting in museums.
The criteria needed to ensure the quality of a scenic lighting installation are: the availability of different light intensity distribution characteristics, an extensive range of accessories and details such as lockable positioning.
Learn how to illuminate works of art in the Guide, e.g. under: Combining light from different directions
LED technology for quality lighting and energy savings
The advantages of LED technology include excellent luminous efficacy, long life and a light spectrum without IR and UV radiation. Brilliant light and excellent colour rendition are further bonuses of efficient LED lighting.
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Exhibitions in the context of scenography
New additions to collections, new media and new forms of presentation all make intensive use of scenographic strategies and methods. They require appropriate, flexibly controllable lighting systems.
For more information on lighting control go to Light System DALI
Museum of Ethnology, Hamburg
The museum has a long tradition, with the Maori building recently celebrating its centenary. The lighting for this attraction and in other rooms has now been upgraded to ERCO's LED lighting tools.
Gothenburg Art Museum
The art museum of the city in southern Sweden joins the concert hall and theatre to form a cultural centre at the Götaplatsen square. New light outside and in the galleries now provides it with a fresh look.
Museum of Natural History Vienna, Dinosaur Hall
The gigantic dinosaur skeletons are also the main attraction in Vienna's Museum of Natural History. Presented in an historical setting, they are illuminated using modern Logotec LED spotlights.
Château de Versailles, exhibition halls
Creative solutions for historic rooms: A suspended room element provides diffuse ambient lighting and holds Logotec LED spotlights used to accentuate the exhibits.
The Bonnefanten Museum displays items such as magnificent Flemish religious art. Whether small figurines in the well-directed beam of an Optec LED "spot" or large format paintings discreetly accentuated with "flood" characteristic: the new light emphasises the freshness of the presentation.
Steinau an der Straße
Grimm Brothers’ House Museum
Optec LED spotlights in daylight white and warm white enable designs with colour temperature contrasts, prevent damage to the exhibits, and reduce the operating costs.
- Museum projects in the Light Scout
- Places with museums illuminated by ERCO
ERCO illuminates over 10300 museums and galleries worldwide. Curators and gallery owners opt for ERCO’s lighting tools and expertise to ensure professional lighting for their exhibits.
Published in May 2013
Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg
Published in April 2012
Museum im Palais, Graz
Published in November 2011
Vertical illuminance for exterior lighting: Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
Published in April 2011
Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
Published in April 2010
Monumentally consistent: the Neues Museum, Berlin
Published in December 2008
Central Garage car museum, Bad Homburg
Published in September 2008
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Published in April 2008
The Suzhou Historic Museum
Published in December 2006
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
Published in September 2006
Max Ernst Museum, Brühl
Published in April 2006
Figge Art Museum, Davenport (Iowa)
Published in August 2005
Stuttgart Art Museum
Published in April 2005
Rock'n'Pop Museum, Gronau
Published in December 2004
California African-American Museum,
Published in December 2003
Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
Published in April 2002
Norwegian Museum of Aviation, Bodø
Published in September 2001
Georg Schäfer Museum: A Collector's Museum in Schweinfurt
Published in April 2001
Queen Elizabeth II Court, British Museum, London