Museum Lighting Services

Creating pleasing brightness perceptions at conservation light levels
  • Designing collections-based lighting solutions for institutions large and small.
  • Providing specification services for new construction, renovations, and collection reinstallations.
  • Helping museums with the adoption and integration of LED light sources for exhibition lighting.
  • Developing lighting solutions that are cost-effective and stand the test of time.
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Featured New Museum and Renovation Projects

Yale University Art Gallery –  Renovations and Reinstallation

Winterthur Museum – Period Room Relighting Project

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art (2018)

Metropolitan Museum of Art     

Taft Museum of Art

Betchler Museum of Art

MCA Denver

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Foundation for the Carolinas

Featured Collection Reinstallation Projects

Denver Museum of Art – North Tower Reinstallation (2020) 

Yale University Art Gallery – Kahn Wing Reinstallation

Detroit Institute of Art – Entire Collection Reinstallation

Steven Hefferan, IALD

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Steven Hefferan, IALD


During the past 25 years, Steve has specialized in the design of luminous environments for museum and gallery spaces with the most demanding visual and object preservation criteria.  As resident lighting designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he not only had the opportunity to safely illuminate art and artifacts of every imaginable object type while working on over 100 special exhibitions and permanent gallery reinstallations, but also acquired a keen awareness of the maintenance needs and limitations of large institutions.  This unique experience has led to the design and specification of museum lighting systems that are practical, cost-effective, and offer the flexibility to respond to changing needs and emerging technologies.   

Please contact me to discuss your museum lighting needs

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