Van Gogh Museum

 

We are proud to have been chosen to supply luminaires for the recently renovated Van Gogh Museum.

MSL's distributor SaveSolutions worked closely with lighting designer Henk van der Geest. Our new TTX2.70.Mini was chosen and fitted with Xicato's 9mm LES XTM Artist Series module.

Aside from the sense of achievement in satisfying the rigours of such a job, it is interesting to see just how far LEDs have come. Only a few years ago they were viewed with paranoia in relation to delicate fine art. Xicato's Artist Series is now entrusted daily to light these and thousands of other such treasures around the world.

Here are some interesting articles on the subject;

http://mondoarc.designandgo.net/news/1766260/study_wrongly_implies_led_to_blame_for_van_gogh_masterpiece_damage.html

http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i5/Van-Goghs-Fading-Colors-Inspire.html

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/in-a-van-gogh-painting-the-flowers-are-changing-color-39607621/

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/feb/14/van-gogh-sunflowers-yellow-paint

Photography: Jan Kees Steenman

Posted 08/04/2016