Wing Illumination at Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Creswell Crags was among the most northerly places on earth to have been visited by our ancient ancestors, a story that is unique on both a European and World scale.

At the east end of the gorge is the new Museum and Education Centre created to showcase some of the rarest Ice Age finds from the caves and opened in 2009. For the first time in over a hundred years artefacts have been sourced and brought together from major British collections to illustrate this most influential period of human history.

Bruce Kirk of Light Perceptions was commissioned to design the lighting for the three exhibition spaces within the centre. The walls of the galleries are covered with floor to ceiling graphics and the relatively low ceilings meant that the focus of the exhibition lighting would be critical.

Selecon Wing Wall Washer Flood luminaires, supplied by Selecon dealer Basis Lighting London, are used throughout the spaces to give a continuous level of light across all of the graphics and Bruce commented that the consistency of the focus of the Wing fittings was outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Credits

Client Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre
Lighting Designer Bruce Kirk, Light Perceptions
Selecon Dealer Basis Lighting London

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