We held the "Visibility, Lighting, Conservation & Security" conference on 12th March 2009 at the Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A Museum, London. The conference was dedicated to the display and protection of exhibits in museums and galleries. The event was extremely successful, 100 delegates attended and the feedback was very positive.


Visibility, Lighting, Conservation & Security

The Invisible Revealed

The specification of the showcases for museums poses significant questions in terms of exhibit conservation and security whilst maximising display visibility within environmental constraints. At the same time advances in technology and design can now offer solutions to meet a wide range of client demands.

This conference; Innovative Design for Museum Display, addresses each of these topics to provide a comprehensive study for those involved in the museum showcase specification process.

Your hosts for the event will be SCHOTT, international specialists in glass and lighting products, in conjunction with ClickNetherfield, world leaders in showcase design and fabrication. Experts in their respective fields will support the event with presentations on the key areas of material selection, design, security, lighting and conservation.
The Conference will provide:

Expert knowledge of display and conservation issues affecting
  Museums today
A practical understanding of the new trends in glass and
  lighting design
An innovative approach to showcase design and specification
•   Guidance on improving the visibility of exhibits in showcases
Expert insight into the security challenges raised by fragile and
  valuable artefacts



Registration and Welcome Tea and Coffee
John French, Chairman, ClickNetherfield
Trends in Showcase design across the world
Michael Chaplin, Technical Director, ClickNetherfield
The security challenges in Museums
Willem Hekman, Head of Security at the Rijks Museum
Tea/Coffee break
Lighting Design
Mark Sutton Vane, Mark Sutton Vane Lighting design
Preventive conservation related to displays and display cases
Andrew Calver, Head of Conservation, Verulamium Museum
Innovation in Glass and Lighting
Martin Potter, Technical Development Manager, SCHOTT Glass
Insight into the Design of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha
Emmanuel Brelot, Wilmotte Paris
 Q & A


John French 
A chartered Quantity Surveyor, John has been over 30 years in the construction industry with some of the leading UK interiors companies. ..... click here to read more

Michael Chaplin 
A business management and engineering graduate from Strathclyde University, Michael joined Netherfield Visual as Production Manager in 1988..... click here to read more

Willem Hekman 
Willem Hekman has worked as Head of Security and Security Advisor of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam from 2004. ..... click here to read more

Mark Sutton Vane 
After taking a degree in Architecture Mark started manufacturing light fittings and designed lighting. ..... click here to read more

Andrew Calver 
Head of Conservation, Verulamium Museum ..... click here to read more

Martin Potter 
Joining SCHOTT in 1999 as Regional Sales Manager for Architectural Glass Martin now heads up ..... click here to read more

Fabian Servagnat
A graduate of the Ecole d’Architecture de Nancy, France, he has been working at Jean-Michel Wilmotte since 1999...... click here to read more


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