Picture this…

Posted on - January 2, 2019

There’s nothing better than getting a bit of a culture fix by strolling around one of our great museums or art galleries.

It’s good for the soul.

It gives you a sense of place and enriches your understanding of heritage & history.

Have you ever noticed the lighting in them though…?

It’s always sort of – flat…

Art and soul

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words.

(I’m not surprised. If they’d been writing for The Wokingham Gazette a 1000 words is worth sod all… and they wouldn’t let me have a parking permit, so like — that’s another few quid — honestly I’d have made more money stacking shelves at Morrisons…)

In 2015 Picasso’s “Women of Algiers” sold for $179 million.


Let that sink in.

That’s almost the same as Peter’s last bonus.

Take a look.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Here are 10 things you can buy for a million dollars:

1: A New York City apartment

2: A 13 acre island in the Caribbean sea

3: A Jaguar C-175 Supercar

4: Renoir’s “Jeune Femme a L’Ombrelle”

5: A stay at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai with serious room service

6: The first ever Superman Comic (Action Comics No:1)

7: A Luxor Las Vegas pure gold and diamond-encrusted Mobile Phone

8: A Mikimoto Empress pearl, diamond and platinum Necklace

9: 4 Tickets for Britney Spears in Las Vegas — front row with ‘meet & greet’

10: A Lamborghini Aventador with a chrome paint job

Anyway, as we were saying, with art pieces being worth so much money — you can understand why you’d not want them damaged.

And there’s no point having impressive and expensive art on display if no one can see them to appreciate them.

In sight of the right light

Getting the environment just right is important. Which is why when you walk into an art museum there is virtually no natural light.

This is because to appreciate art a controlled and balanced light level is required.

With the correct light balance everything looks just as it should.


(much the same reason why Mark has arranged up-lighters around his desk and always sits facing south…)

The sun doesn’t understand this.

Some days it hides behind the clouds (making everything dull) and on other days it just wants to show off its full brightness (casting everything into extremes of light and shade contrasts).

This high-end art shop’s display area is virtually all glass and faces the sun for most of the day – so they struggle to maintain controlled levels of light.

What they needed was a window film that would reduce the intense brightness of the sun whilst still providing a decent level of natural daylight.

There was also a requirement to see out – for people passing by to see in and that the shop was open – and the landlords didn’t want the film to be too obvious or stand out.

So we suggested a non-reflective, black, glare-control film.

As an additional benefit this film significantly reduces the ultra-violet and visible light that causes art work to fade (Another reason art museums have virtually no natural light).

Pretty important for an establishment specialising in light-sensitive products.

Add a touch of class to your glass

Basically if you don’t want your artwork, soft furnishings, fine fabrics etc to fade — you need to protect your self with window film.

AND if you don’t want extremes of sunshine and glare messing with your carefully balanced interior light levels — you need to protect yourself with window film.

Did we mention that many issues of solar control can be fixed if you protect yourself with window film?

Well. It’s true. For virtually any issue concerning glass windows, partitions or doors – protect yourself with window film.

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