Enhanced Gallery Lighting
For Santa Barbara Museum of Art
In 2011, the Hind Foundation granted $15,000 to Santa Barbara Museum of Art to fund the McCormick Gallery lighting project. The centerpiece of the Museum’s original 1914 building, the McCormick Gallery is the main site of special exhibitions. The lighting project will include the replacement of T-12 fluorescent fixtures located on top of the cornice in the Gallery with energy efficient T-5 fluorescent or LED lighting. These lights are used for work lights while remodeling the gallery, but the new fixtures and the installation of a new electrical sub-panel will provide safety lighting (the gallery is currently very dark when the track lighting is not on) and emergency lighting in case of power outage. The project will also include the addition of a lighting track with 25-35 AR-70 lamps on the cornice to provide better lighting of art work on interior temporary walls and allow for more versatile gallery designs.
The new fixtures will significantly decrease the energy costs associated with lighting the museum.
The new sub-panel and lighting improvements will provide much needed safety and emergency lighting for staff and visitors that currently is available.
Currently, the exhibit design of photographs, paintings, sculptures or other cultural objects are restricted by the existing lighting, but the improved lighting will no longer limit the gallery’s design potential.
|Area of Funding: Music & Visual Arts|
|Type of Funding: Standard Grant|
|Amount Funded: $15,000|
|Year Funded: 2011|
|Year Completed: 2011|
|About the Organization|
|Santa Barbara Museum of Art|
|1130 State Street|
|Santa Barbara , CA 93101|
The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people.