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Museums and a Green World: Artifacts, Energy, Light and Color, with Frank A. Florentine


Effectively lighting a museum requires a lighting concept which respects form, color, content, dimension and implementation to be successful. The interaction of this concept, with the quantity, quality, and time exposure of the light source will be discussed and its impact on the artifact and the visual experience to the observer.


This seminar will look at the following:
• What new technology is available?
• How do you apply this to museums?
• How does this affect the artifacts?
• How does this affect the visitors?

Frank is a world recognized independent lighting designer for museums, for architecture and theatrical performances.

Mr. Florentine’s background stretches a wide array of lighting projects from ballet to museums to special events to show caves. He retired as the lighting designer of the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum in 2009 after 25 years in this position. Responsibilities included the lighting design for all exhibitions within the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, and the Udvar-Hazy Center, near Dulles Airport. He also conducted photometric studies to determine how ultraviolet radiation from both daylight and electrical light affected artifacts within the museum.

Frank is a Fellow of the IES, and is Lighting Certified through NCQLP and has received numerous lighting awards and written numerous papers and articles on lighting. He lives in the Baltimore, Maryland area.

Date & Time:
November 17th,
11:30 am registration and networking,
12:00 noon lunch,
12:30 pm presentation start,
2:00 pm presentation end.

BCIT Downtown,
555 Seymour Street


AIA – Learning Units (LUs) This seminar has been registered for Continuing Education Systems (CES) approval with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Please provide AIA member number on attendance roster.

IES - Continuing Education Units (CEUs) This seminar will qualify for CEUs with IES. Please fill out attendance roster.

NCQLP - Learning Education Units (LEUs) This seminar will qualify for LEUs with NCQLP, and are to be self reported.

For more information, please contact the event organizers:
(Main) Jeff Bannard, (Alternate Contact) Jorge Lujan
1800-1075 West Georgia St,
Vancouver, BC V6E 3C9
604-605-5930 (work)
604-765-1189 (mobile)


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