Lighting professionals working in a heritage context have many more challenges to face than any other area of application: They need to have profound understanding of colour science and colorimetry, sound knowledge of conservation requirements and even a grasp of art history. On top of that, museum lighting experts have to deal with the most demanding clients: museum scientists, project managers and curators.
I am a senior lighting designer at ACT Lighting Design and principal of the London office, where I focus mainly on heritage and architectural lighting projects. ACT Lighting Design is a multidisciplinary team of professionals with many diverse fields of expertise and headquarters in Brussels (BE) and offices London, Paris and Instanbul. We provide services in heritage and museum lighting, architectural lighting, entertainment lighting and light art installations. We work internationally and we proud ourselves of our clients, partners and creative collaborators. Among them, the Crown Estate, the Auckland Castle, UCL Museums and Collections, the Petrie Museum, Bartlett's Institute of Sustainable Heritage, the Puy du Fou Castle, the Champs-Elysees Committee, the International Olympic Committee, and the City of Brussels.
Before joining ACT LD, I had the chance to work for DHA Designs, something I am really proud of. During my time at DHA, I worked on projects at many museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum in London and the Museum of London, while I had the oportunity to work with exceptional designers such as Peter Fordham, David Robertson, Jonathan Ratty and Desmond O'Donovan.
I am also a PhD Candidate at UCL's insitute of Sustainable Heritage. My research focuses on the characterization and implementation of new colorimetric illuminants of artwork lighting systems, the latest developments in spectral fine tuning of LED light sources, colour fidelity and preference of the human observer. The project is supervised by Dr Kalliopi Fouseki, an expert in visitor engagement in the museum environment and director of Bartlett's Master of Science in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaelogy and Prof Andrew Stockman, Steers Professor of Investigative Eye Research of the Department of Visual Neuroscience of UCL's Institute of Ophthalmology and director of the Colour Vision Research Laboratory . Our research is conducted in partnership with UCL Museums and Collections, the Lighting Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens, ACT Lighting Design and OSRAM.
In case you are interested in a creative collaboration with our team at ACT LD or if you are looking for an active academic collaboration, please do not hesitate to contact me.