LEUKOS: Call for Papers on Museum Lighting

LEUKOS: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society
Special Issue: Museum Lighting Call for Papers
Deadline: March 31, 2018

Investigating how modern lighting solutions can improve customer experiences in museums?
Concerned with the challenges new lighting technologies present for conservation of museum exhibits?
Please contribute your research to the Special Issue of?LEUKOS on ?Museum Lighting.?

Why this subject?
Museum lighting is at a pivotal moment. Solid-state lighting (SSL) promises to transform the illumination and display of art. LED lighting offers many opportunities to present art, heritage and archaeological pieces in a better light. Literally. But they present new challenges concerning conservation and the best customer experience. The challenges are likely to be addressed from applied and multidisciplinary research. This includes engineering, architecture, vision science, psychophysics, psychology, conservation science, physics, and chemistry.

This special issue will follow the 1st International Museum Lighting Symposium and Workshops, to be held September 11 – 12, 2017 at University College London.

What could you contribute?
Your high-quality, insightful research into:

  • The application of light-emitting diodes (LED) to the illumination of artwork, including assessments of how their salient technical characteristics (e.g., compact size, long life, low UV, low IR) are relevant to museum lighting applications.
  • The challenges and opportunities associated with the ability to control the spectral power distribution (SPD) of LED products, including how spectral tuning affects visual perception of artworks and physical deterioration of artwork materials.
  • Color rendition and appearance, including color naturalness, color contrast and discriminability, image quality, color gamut, color preference, and all other perceptual phenomena that relate to the visual effects of the interaction of light with objects.
  • Design and technical aspects of lighting in museum settings, including the relationships between lighting design decisions and conservation.
  • Rigorous psychophysical and perceptual studies that report on lighting perception and preference for the display of artwork, including human non-visual responses to lighting.
  • Digital control of LED lighting products, including how spectral and intensity control strategies of LED lighting, and daylighting control strategies, may support conservation of artwork and reduce energy use.

We also seek well-written reviews that appropriately summarize and organize material for non-experts in the field.

Your manuscript should be of high scientific quality and clearly written in professional English. It should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. As with all manuscripts published in LEUKOS, the selection process will be based on a double-blind peer review.

As the special issue follows the 1st International Museum Lighting Symposium and Workshops, we encourage authors who present at the conference to submit a full manuscript to LEUKOS for consideration for this special issue. However, this is not a requirement for submission to this LEUKOS special issue. If your research is relevant, then please send it to us.

If you would like preliminary comments about suitability of a topic that you are considering for this special issue, then please send a tentative title and abstract to: khouser@ies.org,

For instructions on how to prepare your manuscript, and to submit online, visit: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/ulks-cfp-special-issue-museum-lighting.

Posted for the LEUKOS Editor-in-Chief, Kevin W. Houser, PhD, PE, FIES, LC
Professor, Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University