SR CEN/TS 16163:2020

Conservation of Cultural Heritage - Guidelines and procedures for choosing appropriate lighting for indoor exhibitions

This Technical Specification defines the procedures as well as the means to implement adequate lighting, with regard to the conservation policy. It takes visual, exhibition and conservation aspects into account and it also discusses the implications of the lighting design on the safeguarding of cultural property. This Technical Specification gives recommendations on values of minimum and maximum illumination levels. It aims to provide a tool for setting up a common European policy and a guide to help curators, conservators and project managers to assess the correct lighting that can assure the safeguarding of the exhibits. This Technical Specification covers lighting for heritage objects on exhibition in both public and private sites and does not consider lighting in other cultural heritage contexts such as open-air collections, etc.


Status : Valid
Approval date : 9/30/2020
Number of pages : 33
ICS : 97.195 Items of art and handicrafts. Cultural property and heritage
Technical Committee : 380 - Conservation of cultural property