RP-30, Museum Lighting and Lighting for Fine Art


Recorded February 15, 2018
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. This presentation will be richly illustrated showing how to employ light so museums may be better seen, understood and experienced.


Scott Rosenfeld

Scott Rosenfeld

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... More info »