Kenwood House, originally built in the 17th century, is nestled on the periphery of Hampstead Heath. In 1927, its final private owner, Lord Iveagh, generously bestowed both the house and his personal collection of 63 Old Master paintings to the nation.
We installed the TM MasterLight, at the magnificent Kenwood House. Designed to inspire a more profound encounter with the world’s great masterpieces, the MasterLight transforms internationally significant art and art collections. Bringing to light some of the most notable works within the Iveagh Bequest, including Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665) and Johannes Vermeer’s The Guitar Player (c. 1672), is an honour for TM Lighting.
The introduction of the MasterLight at Kenwood house has advanced English Heritage’s sustainability initiatives by improving the energy efficiency of the collection’s lighting. In the past, it took 1000 watts to fully illuminate the collection, but our new lighting solution accomplishes a more effective and superior colour rendition with a consumption of less than 300 watts. Consequently, this not only reduces operational costs for the house but also contributes to its ongoing journey towards greater environmental sustainability.
TM Lighting collaborates with historic houses throughout the UK and internationally to deliver museum-grade lighting to private and public art collections of significance.
Photography by Andrew Beasley