Lighting as Narrative: Harmonizing Design and Conservation in Artifact Presentation

  • Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, San Diego Ballroom


Kate Furst, Lead Designer and Manager, Available Light - Los Angeles
Steven Rosen, President and Founder, Available Light


Christine Ferriter, Gallery Lighting Designer, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)


  • Collections, Visitor Experience

Learning Format: Passive Lerning

An enlightening exploration demonstrating that good design principles can coexist harmoniously with conservation requirements. Unveil lighting's narrative power in conveying each artifact's story.  In our quest to meet conservators' expectations, we question whether one-time spot measurements are sufficient or if calculating exposure over time unlocks innovative presentation possibilities. We delve into lighting techniques, cutting-edge hardware, diverse light sources, and sophisticated control systems. Be inspired by case studies from LACMA and the Museum of the American Revolution.