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New lighting solutions to enhance the museum experience

06/29/2022 04:00 PM

SITEM and the Cluster Lumière are pleased to co-organize this exchange session on new innovative approaches to the presentation of works of art, offering a compromise that is often difficult to find between the protection of the works and the interest of museum visitors. It appears that a detailed knowledge of the state of aging of a work of art can allow the development of adapted lighting strategies.

Today, some lamps allow to control at will the spectra of emitted light, their intensity, and even the way they frame the works. Moreover, a natural light intelligently dosed according to these requirements offers real opportunities for the enjoyment of visitors. The speakers will present their approaches and solutions through selected examples.



Technical Sales Manager, ERCO Lighting

The technical and commercial engineer within the ERCO Lighting France team, one of the leaders in lighting and enhancement of works of art. Minsieur Piel has more than 30 years of experience in this activity.


Architect-Engineer, Associate Director, Ingélux

Laurent Escaffre is associate director of Ingélux Consultant, the lighting designer for museums. He has designed a large number of natural and electric lighting solutions for museums in France and abroad.


Doctoral student and lecturer, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Viviana Gobbato is a doctoral student in museology and a lecturer at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in the Department of Cultural Mediation (Specialization Museums, Exhibitions and Heritage). Her research focuses on the history of museographic lighting and on lighting as a vector of mediation in museums. She is also curator of the Rencontres Muséo organized by Mêtis (a museology association).


Co-founder and director of Cartel Collections

After the Beaux-Arts de Paris (1975), she graduated from the Master of Conservation Restoration at the University of Paris in 1979, then from the Master of Preventive Conservation (University of Paris 1-1999).

She is now a consultant in preventive conservation and conservation management of collections.

Between 2012 and 2014, she directed the Pôle de Conservation Préventive of the Musée Picasso Paris for its reopening.

She works as an expert in many museums, in France and abroad, in programming, project management or assistance to project management.

Her expertise in the field of conservation of collections covers subjects as diverse as the creation or renovation of museums, conservation centers and storerooms, museography and exhibition of collections, transportation of works, construction of collections and the establishment of management and preventive conservation protocols.


Vice President, Cluster Lumière, Lyon

Prof-Dr Marc Fontoynont has conducted research related to lighting quality for 40 years in the USA, Canada, Denmark and France. He regularly conducts perceptual tests with panels of observers concerning the perception of objects and the role of light spectra. He has participated in the lighting of some twenty museums and is currently contributing to the development of the Light Colour Lab of the new Cité de la Lumière in Lyon, aimed at museum curators and interior designers.


Responsible for the museographic lighting of the Louvre Museum

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