Ditchling Museum

Ditchling Museum

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft has reopened to widespread acclaim. The museum holds a nationally important collection of works by the artists such as Eric Gill, David Jones and Edward Johnston. The original Victorian museum buildings have been linked and sensitively added to by Adam Richards Architects, The scheme beautifully combines contemporary architecture whilst retaining the old building’s vernacular charm. The museum has been awarded the 2014 RIBA Award for South East Building of the Year, 2014 RIBA National Award winner and the 2013 World Architecture News Award for Adaptive Reuse.

The lighting scheme has been highly commended at the lighting design awards competing with much bigger budgeted projects.

The overall exhibition/display lighting provided by a mixture of light sources and fittings. The ambient lighting provided by LED lighting by both downlights and spotlights. LED and Halogen light sources used for the display lighting. Some halogens are lighting the art direct, and some through Fibre optic harnesses. UV Blocked light sources throughout. Main display cabinets lit by Magnetic spots which are mounted on metal conductive track without any wire connection given great flexibility in terms of positioning of the fittings.


Category: Art Lighting during Refurb & Extention

Location: DitchlingLondon.

Completed: 2014

Client: Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Architect: Adam Richards Architects