The Egyptian Sculpture Galleries The British Museum, London

Light Perceptions

Built: C19 & C20
Listed: Grade I
Project Type: Gallery Relighting Project
Project cost: circa £175,000 ex VAT and fees
Completed: 2010
Case Study No: 3139

In 2009 Light Perceptions was commissioned to review the lighting in a number of galleries in the British Museum. The study included an analysis of how the gallery lighting and the illumination and visibility of different object types can be affected by different numbers of visitors and the sizes of visitor groups.

Amongst the galleries that were subsequently relit were the ground floor Egyptian Sculpture Galleries. The significant artefacts in these spaces are too numerous to list but of course include the Rosetta Stone in the central space of the gallery.

Posted On: July 15, 2014