Museum Lighting Controls: Striking a Balance

  • March 28, 2024 - April 14, 2024
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).


Free for IES members; nominal fee for nonmembers.


Nick Downham

Nick Downham is an industry expert in lighting systems and integration. He is a member of the IES where he sits on the Lighting Control Systems Committee and is an advisory member of the Museum and Art Gallery Lighting Committee. With over a decade in the entertainment lighting industry, Nick’s unique combination of experience in system design, installation, project management, and sales allows him to think multi-dimensionally to overcome the day-to-day challenges we experience as lighting professionals. Notable projects include event facilities at Google, interactive experiences at Lionsgate Entertainment World, and the theatrical systems at The Lewis Center for the Performing arts at Princeton University.

Bill Ellis

Bill Ellis is an industry expert in lighting systems integration and is very proud of Candela Controls Inc.’s enduring history. He is a member of IES, the Illuminating Engineering Society , and sits on its Theatre, Television and Film Advisory Committee and Museum Lighting Committee. Bill is also a member of Control Protocols Workgroup for ESTA, the Entertainment Services and Technology Association. He is a Certified Low-Voltage Systems Specialty Contractor in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, New Jersey, Mississippi, Louisiana and Rhode Island.

Alexander Cooper – Alex is the National Portrait Gallery’s resident Exhibit Lighting & Media Art designer. Since coming to the NPG in 2006 he has lit over 200 Exhibitions, as well as designed and installed numerous Time-Based Media Art installations and Video interactives. He is an active voice in the various Time-Base Media Art conversations within and without the Smithsonian. Prior to coming to the NPG Alex was a freelance lighting designer working in entertainment and architecture in the mid-Atlantic region. His local architectural design work can be seen at the US Senate, The Cosmos Club and The Smithsonian’s National Museum for the American Indian, as well as numerous public art installation throughout the City. In addition, he has over 100 professional Lighting and Scenic design credits including productions for the Roundhouse Theatre, The Olney Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, and The Kennedy Center. Alex has an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is an adjunct Professor of Lighting Design for the Corcoran College of Arts and Design at the George Washington University.

A special thanks to this month’s Educational Webinar Platform sponsor:
ALUZ Architectural Lighting



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