1st International Museum Lighting Conference

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The 1st International Museum Lighting Conference aims to bring together academics, researchers and professionals from across the world to discuss current research on Museum Lighting.

Museum Lighting is at a crossroad: LED technology has created new opportunities and poses new challenges for colour and vision science, conservation and visitor engagement. In order to discuss recent academic and in research, address challenges and opportunities and provide a dialogue forum for the academic community and the industry, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) and the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) are organising the 1st International Museum Lighting Conference in London.

The 1st International Museum Lighting Conference: Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017.

Lighting technology and science is a rapidly evolving field. Developments in colour and vision science, materials properties, and illumination and environmental engineering, pose new challenges and offer opportunities for lighting applications in museum environments. These opportunities must be considered in the context of continuing pressure to improve the sustainability of energy use, and, crucially, to be compatible with existing principles of preventive conservation. Innovative design and energy management integration is even more critical than in the past, particularly with regards to the introduction of higher colour temperature lighting and intelligent lighting systems.

The 1st International Museum Lighting Conference (London, September 11th-13th 2017) , aims to explore all recent research and applications in the field of museum lighting, providing a dialogue platform for scientists, conservators, curators, architects, lighting professionals, and other academics and professionals working in the field. The conference is jointly organised by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) founded by University College London (UCL), University of Brighton, and Oxford University and the Society of Light and Lighting.

We invite abstracts on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Human Colour Perception: Colour Appearance, Colour Constancy, Individual Differences in Colour Vision
  • Technology and Innovation: Spectrum Fine-Tuning, Energy Efficiency, Constraints, Daylighting, Connected Lighting, Luminaire Design, Light Sources
  • Physics of Light Measurement: Metrology, Colorimetry, and Photometry
  • Preventive Conservation and Policy: Materials Behaviour, Light Sensitivity Testing, Collections Management, Display Techniques
  • Visitor Experience: Visual Performance, Cognition, Behavior, Interpretation, Display Context, Emotions, Education, Colour preference

We particularly welcome collaborative work between academia, government, heritage institutions, and industry demonstrating successful applications of integrated science and technology in display and ambient illumination.

Abstracts should be 1000 words (and may contain figures and tables) and should be submitted by the 15th of January, 2017. All submissions will be double-blind reviewed. Following the conference, accepted authors will be invited to submit longer papers to a dedicated special issue.

Submission is open, and accessible at https://museumlightingconference.com/abstract-submission/

 

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For more information - including contacts, organising committee details and online abstract submission - please visit https://museumlightingconference.com/.

Image used above - may also appear on Heritage Portal home page and as a thumbnail image associated with this item throughout the site - is a detail from Yablochkov candles illuminating Music hall on la Place du Chateau d'eau ca 1880 (Public Domain), sourced via Wikimedia Commons.