21st Annual Plenderleith Memorial Lecture
by Icon Scotland Group
To: Thursday 29.11.18
Lighting in museums & galleries has long been a contentious subject.Too much light can cause damage to artworks, too little creates a poor visitor experience. In the forty years since The Museum Environment by Garry Thomson was first published, much has changed in the field of museum lighting.
David Saunders will discuss how our understanding of the effects of light on collections and the lighting needs of our visitors have changed. He will explore how new approaches and developments in museum lighting affect practices and strategies for both display and conservation.
Dr. Saunders was recently Keeper of Conservation, Science and Documentation at the British Museum (and previously, Principle Scientist the Scientific Department of the National Gallery, London). He is presently writing a major work on Lighting in museums & galleries which is expected to be published later 2018.
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception.
The talk will be preceeded by the Icon Scotland Group Annual General Meeting between 5pm and 5.45pm to which Icon members are invited to attend.