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7/04 2008

Architectural Lighting and cultural goods

The exploitation of the historical and cultural goods, inside or outside, in museums, represents a strategic moment for what concerns the economic and cultural development of our country.
The changes of the life styles, a new sensibility toward what represents our considered past, no more a pure memory "object", but also something that has to be valorized and the need to rediscover the roots and the cultural matrixes to propose to the new generations, transform art-works and historical memories into real interlocutors.
There is a significant increase in users of these services: moreover it is meaningful the disposition of the Minister of the Cultural Goods that also authorizes the opening of the Museums during the nighttime hours.
So we can speak about the problem of the maintenance and the exploitation of these goods and also of their lighting.
In this specific field wrong materials and techniques can jeopardize and damage historical testimonies and more recent memories.
It is necessary to say that is fundamental the existence of professional figures in the field of the lighting of the cultural goods.
The aim of the course is to furnish the foundations of this subject both from the theoretical and the applicational point of view.
It wants to make students acquire the notions and the principal concepts with regard to specific subjects: lighting sources and fittings: their principles of operation, the understanding of the interaction between light and environment, the knowledge of the lighting technique calculations, the methods and criterions of lighting engineering planning.
There will be also the possibility to experiment the acquired knowledge through exercises, approaching the planning of light, to anticipate and to interpret its results with new competences in order to master the subject.

The course is directed towards people that need formation about lighting engineering, in particular building and architectural planners, employees of corporations working in the lighting field, of firms of production and distribution of lighting fixtures, technicians of installation in the lighting engineering field, lighting designers.
The course is based on three fundamental aspects: technical-scientific teaching (in which the physical laws are analyzed), applicational-projectual teaching (in order to propose the useful methods and tools for the projects realization and presentation), historical-cultural teaching (in order to insert the planning of light within the wider field of all the other projectual subjects).
With this didactic methodology the course wants to teach a sort of critical culture, that is necessary to obtain the best solution for the customer exigencies.

The teachers will be:

Francesca Marchetti (skilled and competent in History of Art)
Prof. Piergiorgio Capparucci (skilled and competent in Architectural Lighting)
Marica Panicciari (Architect, lighting designer)
Maurizio Gianandrea (President of the Free Academy of Light

info: Phone 368.954781

Subjects of study:

Approach to the Art History
Physics of Light
Brief history of lighting engineering
Reflection and refraction
Reflectance and absorption of the surfaces
Photometric quantities
Natural light and artificial light
Processes of vision
Vision and psychology of colour
Comfort of light
Characteristics of the light sources, lamps, optics.
Lighting fittings, typology of light emission
Chromatic variations
Light Design
Typology classification and design
requisites, flexibility of use
Light for cultural goods
conceptual models for a correct methodology of project
criterions of choice of the equipments
visual comfort
relations with the artistic languages
models of lighting engineering planning
(ex.: Shows and Museums, Outdoor Architecture, Archaeological Sites, Churches, Light for art works)
Lighting engineering planning
(lighting softwares)
Models of lighting engineering planning
Lighting rendering
Lighting calculations
Softwares criterions

course of 24 hours – 3 days
250 €
Inclusive of :
book "Architectures of Light" of Silvio De Ponte
t-shirt of the Academy of the Light.
Certificate of participation
The prices are without VAT and without board and lodging.
On request there is the possibility of particular agreements with agrituristic structures:



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