1st International Museum Lighting Symposium - Call for Papers

Monday, 11 September, 2017 to Tuesday, 12 September, 2017
Friday, 31 March, 2017

Call for Abstracts: 1st International Museum Lighting Symposium, UCL,Sept 11th-12th 2017: A day and half of talks from academic and industry experts from around the globe.

Lighting technology and science is a rapidly evolving field. Developments in colour and vision science, materials properties, and illumination and environmental engineering, pose new challenges and offer opportunities for lighting applications in museum environments. These opportunities must be considered in the context of continuing pressure to improve the sustainability of energy use, and, crucially, to be compatible with existing principles of preventive conservation. Innovative design and energy management integration is even more critical than in the past, particularly with regards to the introduction of higher colour temperature lighting and intelligent lighting systems.

The 1st International Museum Lighting Symposium , aims to explore all recent research and applications in the field of museum lighting, providing a dialogue platform for scientists, conservators, curators, architects, lighting professionals, and other academics and professionals working in the field. The conference is jointly organised by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA)founded by University College London (UCL), University of Brighton, and Oxford University and the Society of Light and Lighting.

The symposium will be hosted with Practical Workshops Sessions demonstrating new technologies and practices.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Stefan Michalski
Florence Lam

We would like to invite submissions of abstracts on (but not limited to) the following topics:

Preventive Conservation and Policy: Materials Behavior, Light Sensitivity Testing, Collections Management, Display Techniques.

Human Colour Perception: Colour Appearance, Colour Constancy, Individual Differences in Colour Vision.

Technology and Innovation: Spectrum Fine-Tuning, Energy Efficiency, Constraints, Daylighting, Connected Lighting, Luminaire Design, Light Sources.

Physics of Light Measurement: Metrology, Colorimetry, and Photometry.

Visitor Experience: Visual Performance, Cognition,Behavior, Interpretation, Display Context, Emotions, Education, Colour preference.

Abstracts should be 1000 words (and may contain figures and tables) and should be submitted by the 31st of March, 2017. All submissions will be double-blind reviewed. Following the conference, accepted authors will be invited to submit longer papers to a dedicated special issue.

Submission is open, and accessible at https://museumlightingconference.com/abstract-submission/

Please direct any queries to Danny Garside at info@museumlightingconference.com