We were briefed to update the lighting systems within the museum to have more versatility for changing exhibitions, while nodding to the heritage aesthetic within the space.
In the Court Room, we were asked to update the lighting to minimise appearance of modern interventions within the space, to give back the room its original form.
Replacing the large gold picture lights with TM Lighting’s Classic Picture Light coloured white to match the ceiling was the first step. The classic picture light offered an even spread of light over the large canvases with 97+CRI lighting. The roundels had never previously been lit, by introducing TM lightings minimal ZeroThirtyOne spotlights on adjustable length stalks, painted white ensured that they disappeared into the white stucco features within the room. The room now maintains its original form with minimal intervention from modern lighting tools used.
The Committee Room houses a classic picture rail that TM Lighting used to attach a modified SlimLightPro to accent the artworks in the room. At points in the room the SlimLightPro completely disappears in the rail. Also within the room is a Mains Track system with ZeroSixty Spotlights, which is used to provide functional light in the space, alongside lighting the lower level artworks. This room now has maximum flexibility to light a heritage room in contemporary way.
All art lights use High Colour Rendition 97+CRI lighting to ensure that the artworks remain vivid in colour.
Photography by Andrew Beasley