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    Showing art
    the way it was intended

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
    Rotterdam, the Netherlands


    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the few museums in the Netherlands specifically designed as a daylight museum. The museum’s goal is to offer visitors the pleasure of viewing the art in daylight since it offers the best color rendering.

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, case study

    About eight years ago,
    we started

    to improve the lighting in our museum. Our aim was to recreate daylight quality by using artificial lighting. Finally, we have lighting which fits the vision of our museum. A place where works of art retain their colors and thus their authenticity.”


    - Cathy Jacob

    Head of Exhibitions, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

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    Customer Challenge


    Many works of art are created in natural daylight which means they also deserve to be viewed in daylight. Of course, other requirements also had to be taken into account, such as the preservation and protection of the artworks, pleasant lighting without glare for the visitors, and sustainability. The museum wanted to display the artworks the way they were intended by the artists themselves.

     artwork to be shown the way they were intended by the artist

    The right lighting

    The visual artist, Peter Struycke, chose our StyliD PerfectBeam, due to its superior light quality and maximum beam flexibility. Specifically developed for museum applications, it strikes the perfect balance between presenting art and preserving it. The often conflicting demands for good visibility and conservation are now being met with LED lighting that emits no harmful UV or IR radiation.


    Our StyliD PerfectBeam Variable Spot, customized for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, provides a natural color rendering for the artworks. In addition, it enables curators to use light to evoke emotions and create an unforgettable museum experience. Its modular design, variable beam, beam shaping accessories and onboard dimming ensure maximum flexibility to cope with changing exhibitions and lighting needs. Thanks to StyliD PerfectBeam Variable Spot, the museum displays the works of art in their true colors, making it easy to see, interpret and appreciate masterpieces down to the smallest detail. “We were surprised that visitors started giving us unsolicited compliments about the light and the natural looking colors” says Cathy Jakob.

    StyliD PerfectBeam

    StyliD PerfectBeam has been developed specifically for museum applications. It strikes the perfect balance between presenting art and preserving it, between ever-changing exhibitions and the need for low maintenance and energy efficiency.


    View family

    Enjoying colors
    as if viewed in daylight

    The Team

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen


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    Peter Struycken

    Visual artist


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