V&A Medieval & Renaissance Galleries
Photography, Architecture, Lighting Design
MUMA / DHA
Medieval & Renaissance Galleries
- Architect & Exhibition Designer - MUMA
Daylight Consultant - Arup
Artificial Lighting Consultant - DHA
MUMA has worked with Arup Lighting to manage the daylight levels in the new galleries whilst preserving the many light sensitive objects. For example there are shafts of sunlight to evoke the garden atmosphere of ‘The Renaissance City’; and filtered light in the gallery devoted to the church interior. In ‘Devotion and Display’ daylight is filtered through a series of translucent onyx window screens to suggest the light in medieval churches and provide a beautiful backdrop for displaying objects.
MUMA has also worked with lighting consultants, dha design to provide artificial light both for objects on display and the architecture of the new galleries. Different light levels reinforce the spatial rhythm of the gallery sequence, whilst at the same time taking into consideration light-sensitive objects.
All works © James Newton Photographs 2012.