Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Museum, Conservation, Stirling
12 June 2015
A special project was recently undertaken at the Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, at Stirling Castle. The Museum,…
A special project was recently undertaken at the Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, at Stirling Castle.
The Museum, which is governed by the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum Trust, had a review carried out which highlighted the need for replacement lighting.
The purpose behind the project was to improve the lighting in places, reduce high levels of light in other areas, and in turn, lower the energy consumption overall.
It was discovered during the project that previous, high lighting levels were producing excess heat, which in turn was detrimental for fragile items such as regimental flags. To counter this, lighting output was reduced significantly, and a more ambient atmosphere now awaits visitors.
Before and after. The muted lighting is less harmful to the flags on display.
Lighting the display cases proved to be challenging, as the text on the displays still had to be lit up enough for visitors to read without difficulty. New LED strips and tubes were installed, which provides enough light to read by, while still reducing energy use.
The display cases now have more of a soft backlit effect.
To see more of the Museum’s collection, visit it at the King’s Old Building at Stirling Castle. It’ll brighten up your day!