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Point to point multispectral light projection applied to cultural heritage
Author(s): D. Vázquez; A. Alvarez; H. Canabal; A. Garcia; S. Mayorga; C. Muro; T. Galan
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Paper Abstract

Use of new of light sources based on LED technology should allow the develop of systems that combine conservation and exhibition requirements and allow to make these art goods available to the next generations according to sustainability principles. The goal of this work is to develop light systems and sources with an optimized spectral distribution for each specific point of the art piece. This optimization process implies to maximize the color fidelity reproduction and the same time to minimize the photochemical damage. Perceived color under these sources will be similar (metameric) to technical requirements given by the restoration team uncharged of the conservation and exhibition of the goods of art. Depending of the fragility of the exposed art objects (i.e. spectral responsivity of the material) the irradiance must be kept under a critical level. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a mathematical model that simulates with enough accuracy both the visual effect of the illumination and the photochemical impact of the radiation. Spectral reflectance of a reference painting The mathematical model is based on a merit function that optimized the individual intensity of the LED-light sources taking into account the damage function of the material and color space coordinates. Moreover the algorithm used weights for damage and color fidelity in order to adapt the model to a specific museal application. In this work we show a sample of this technology applied to a picture of Sorolla (1863-1923) an important Spanish painter title “woman walking at the beach”.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10379, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV, 103790K (7 September 2017);
Show Author Affiliations
D. Vázquez, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
A. Alvarez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
H. Canabal, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
A. Garcia, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
S. Mayorga, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
C. Muro, Museo Nacional Ctr. de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain)
T. Galan, Lledó Iluminación S.A. (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10379:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV
Roland Winston; Sarah R. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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