Lighting Design for Artifacts Preservation Purposes and Visual Comfort in Museums

L. Yohardi, O. C. Dewi, J. Sandrasari, M. N. Widyarta

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Histories mark the making of nations and traditions of a country, nevertheless Indonesia. Artifacts displayed in a museum has to follow recommended guidelines for preservation purposes. Unfortunately, the visual comfort of visitors is often neglected. On the one hand, displayed exhibits require minimal exposure from UV light for preservation, and on the other hand, human eye need a decent amount of brightness to keep their visual comfort. This paper focuses on maintaining overall brightness for artifacts preservation purposes while at the same time, keep the acuity of visitors' visual comfort. Museum Keramik; and Museum Wayang in Jakarta were chosen as case studies in this paper. Lighting intensity towards artifacts will be measured and to be compared with a questionnaire by visitors and respondents. Comparisons of both data will be used to determine the effect of perceived brightness towards the use of lighting throughout the artifacts in the museums. By presenting visual comfort in a museum environment and at the same time preserving the artifacts, a substantial increase in visitors' satisfaction is to be expected.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012049
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2020
Event5th Friendly City International Conference: Enhancing Culture, Community and Environment, FCIC 2019 - Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Duration: 12 Sept 2019 → …


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