Luminous about Segers Rijksmuseum

Hercules Segers in the Rijksmuseum was a very special project to work on. His precious small drawings sometimes allowed only 40 lux. To emphasize the uniqueness of each work, the drawings were exhibited on a black wall and each artwork had to be light out individually. The works were ‘framed with light against a dark background’.

The challenge was to find the right framing projector as the throwing distance was almost 7 meters for an object smaller than A5. Besides this distance and the size of the artwork, the trembling of the building was also an important factor that needed to be taken in account.

You can read all about these challenges and the solutions in Luminous 2017/19, the International Lighting Magazine.


Beersnielsen lighting designers in Luminous