The new lighting scheme, was part of a larger upgrade of refurbishment works at the property designed to modernise facilities, improve energy efficiency, and upgrade illumination of the art works, and was supported through a grant from ACE. There are over 300 Beacon Muse installed in the gallery spaces within the building.
Until the early 20th century, Compton Verney was home to the Verney and Willoughby de Broke family. It has now been transformed from a derelict mansion into a gallery of international standing that combines a stunning art gallery, 120 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland, custom built learning facilities and a broad range of special events. For the launch of their 2015 season Compton Verney re-displayed it’s nationally important collection of Chinese bronzes though funding from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund. The improved lighting within these galleries has ensured the exhibits are displayed so that their beauty, intricacy and imagery can be fully appreciated.
“We are really pleased with our new upgraded lighting scheme,” said Sam Skillings of Compton Verney. “We now have beautifully lit galleries which show off the exhibits to wonderful effect as well as an energy efficient system which will ensure we save on running costs – this is an important benefit for us as we are a registered charity.”
Concord Beacon Muse features an adjustable optic system which can deliver a wide flood 65˚ beam angle which can be adjusted down to a 10˚ spot without the need for additional lenses or reflectors. The 10˚ tight spot is ideal for accent lighting for accentuating the texture, colour and shape of exhibits. Its 65˚ wide flood distribution can be optimised for uniform vertical and horizontal illuminance and wall washing effects. Also, when used with an elongation lens accessory it can create narrow beam angles for highlighting sculptures, mannequins, logos and shelving.
Available in 2700K, 3000K & 4000K CCT with a high colour rendering index, Beacon Muse incorporates a discrete on board dimmer that provides control from 100% right down to 0%. There are also track dimming options and a choice of standard and high output models to suit any display or retail lighting application.
For more information visit www.concord-lighting.com