Online forum #4 LIGHT of our 10 AGENTS OVER 10 MONTHS series

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Thursday, 17 June, 2021 - 19:00

Join us at online forum #4 LIGHT of our 10 AGENTS OVER 10 MONTHS series with guest speakers David Saunders, Scott Rosenfeld and Ian Langston.

This session will explore the topic of Light and managing its impact on collections, with presentations from three speakers followed by a Q&A session. The presentations will focus on:

Lighting guidelines and policy (David Saunders),
LED lighting, what it means for Conservators (Scott Rosenfeld) and
Micro-fading and institutional impact (Ian Langston)

Thursday 17 June 2021
7pm-9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
FREE Event // Register now:

David Saunders is an Honorary Research Fellow at the British Museum, and formerly its Keeper of Conservation and Scientific Research. David is a visiting professor at the Centre for Sustainable Heritage at UCL and NYU (2018) and the author of the recent Getty publication Museum Lighting: A Guide for Conservators and Curators (2020).

Scott Rosenfeld LC, FIES is the lighting designer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery. For over twenty years, Scott has worked on lighting art collections so they can be better seen, experienced, and preserved. The advent of energy-efficient LED lighting has led him to research new possibilities for manipulating the spectrum of light to enhance vision and slow the degradation of light-sensitive materials. He's collaborated with the US Department of Energy to field test LED products in museum applications, with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to access the color rendering attributes of light, and with the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) to better quantify how light damages art collections. Scott is chair of the Illuminating Engineering Society Museum Committee where he led a team of experts to publish the 2020 IES Recommended Practice for Museum Lighting. relocation projects.

Ian Langston is an Objects Conservator at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum. Primarily focused on preparing collections for display, Ian has worked on an array of temporary exhibitions, displays, and gallery renewal projects.

See our full 10 AGENTS OVER 10 MONTHS program here: