Sep 16, 2020

Museum and Art Gallery Lighting Committee


Committee Purpose, Scope And Documents


This Technical Committee researches and develops best practices for lighting museum collections and environments with consideration for the preservation of sensitive materials.


Included subject matter: The committee scope is limited to lighting applications within the museum environment, particularly exhibits and areas immediately adjacent to exhibits that affect the visitor’s museum experience. Excluded subject matter: This committee does not cover the illumination of related public areas such as exteriors, retail, and restaurants.


Committee Leadership

– Scott Rosenfeld

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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.


– Kaitlin N. Page

Members (Voting)

  • Eileen M. Pierce
  • William Ellis
  • Steven Rosen
  • Ken Kane
  • Barry D. Besmanoff
  • Matthew D. Franks
  • Stan Kaye
  • Paul Himmelstein
  • Matthew Tanteri
  • Jean F. Hocquard
  • Mark D. Fink
  • Jennifer C. Concepcion
  • Richard Rummel
  • Frank A. Florentine, FIES, LC
  • Malcolm Innes
  • Steven Weintraub

Advisory Members (Non-Voting)

  • Farah Barnes
  • John S. Richards
  • William C. O’Connell
  • Juan M. Tobon
  • David Wilburn
  • Clint L. Paugh
  • David Bobeck
  • Zheng Lu
  • Jeff Green
  • Seth S. Ely
  • Nathan Saxton
  • Hong Liang
  • Leo F. Kerr
  • Jonathan Dillard
  • Alp Durmus
  • Kirsten Opstad
  • Julio M Del Hoyo
  • Rick Jellow
  • Richard Kerschner
  • Jacinta Johnson
  • Barry Young
  • John F. Rebbeck
  • Eric Hagan

Advisory Panel Liaisons

Board Liaisons

Staff Liaisons

  • Patricia A. McGillicuddy
  • Dan Ozminkowski