Appearance of Objects in Museums under LED illumination
Danny Garside is a PhD researcher within the 3DIMPact group, working since May 2015 on a project funded by an EPSRC iCASE award supported by Philips and The British Museum, and affiliated to SEAHA. The project title is ‘Appearance of Objects in Museums under LED Illumination’.
Objects are displayed in museums primarily to be visually examined by interested observers. Besides daylight, additional electric light sources are generally required for illumination. However, many museum objects (e.g. papyrus, dyed textiles, feathers, ivory etc.) are light sensitive and special care must be taken to light them in a manner such that they are preserved as well as is possible for future generations.
This project aims to explore and define the visual requirements of museum lighting, based on the subjective observations of visitors, in order that the appearance of objects in the spaces that house them can be optimised, whilst meeting conservation requirements, utilising a combination of new illumination technologies and extended understanding of the human visual system and visitor expectations.
Danny Garside has a background in photographic and visual sciences, with a specialisation in colour science. Previous to joining UCL he taught as a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster.
- Secretary and Treasurer of the Museum Lighting Symposium and Workshops
- Membership Secretary of The Colour Group of Great Britain.
- Media Co-ordinator for Progress in Colour Studies (PICS) 2016.
- Garside, D., Curran, K., Korenberg, C., MacDonald, L., Teunissen, K., & Robson, S. (2017). How is museum lighting selected? An insight into current practice in UK museums. Journal of the Institute of Conservation, 1-12. doi:10.1080/19455224.2016.1267025
- Garside, D. J., MacDonald, L. M., Tuenissen, K., & Robson, S. (2016). Estimating Chromatic Adaptation in a Museum Environment Using a Tablet Computer.
- Interviewing Museum Professionals: How is Museum Lighting Selected?(Danny Garside*, Katherine Curran, Capucine Korenberg, LindsayMacDonald, Kees Teunissen and Stuart Robson), SEAHA Conference 2016
- D. Garside, L. MacDonald, C. Teunissen, K. Curran, C. Korenberg, S. Robson; Initial Observations on Lighting Situations in The British Museum, SEAHA Conference 2015