Bad lighting

January 29 2017

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Perhaps it's because I was spoiled by my recent visits to US museums, but when I visited Tate Britain on Friday I was struck by how bad the lighting is. There's not much daylight, despite the traditional, top-lit galleries, and instead you get a combination of spot lights and neon strip lights. These give off a dark and deadening light (except in the places where the spotlights strobe, which is unsettling) and make the whole experience rather gloomy. I gather that it's almost impossible to film in there too. Something must be done.

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