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Oyeyipo, Funmilola Josephine and Covenant University, Theses (2023) EVALUATION OF THE USE OF LIGHTING STRATEGIES IN THE DESIGN OF AN ARCHITECTURE AND ART MUSEUM IN ABUJA, NIGERIA. Masters thesis, Covenant University Ota.

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Lighting plays a pivotal role in facilitating effective design in the display areas of art museums and galleries. However, the issue of environmental sustainability and users’ satisfaction arises in this context. To establish effective communication between displayed works and users in art museums and galleries, certain environmental factors, with lighting being of paramount importance, must be taken into consideration. Adequate lighting is crucial for creating effective and sustainable display areas in these settings. This study evaluated the use of lighting strategies for enhancing users experience and achieving environmental sustainability to apply lessons learnt in the design of an architecture and art museum in Maitama, Abuja. The research utilized both qualitative and quantitative methods. Qualitative data was collected with an observations guide at three selected museum and galleries, and subsequently analyzed using content analysis techniques. Whereas quantitative data was gathered from 175 respondents across the three selected establishments with a closed-end structured questionnaire and analyzed using Statistical Product and Service Solutions software (SPSS). The findings were presented descriptively, with tables, figures, pie charts, plates, architectural drawings, 3-dimensional animation and a physical model to enhance comprehension. The findings revealed that a combination of daylighting and artificial lighting strategies, encompassing various types, were utilized. However, daylighting strategies primarily served as supportive measures in the display areas, while artificial lighting techniques dominated the scene. The results also demonstrated that users were satisfied with the predominantly employed artificial lighting strategies, such as fluorescent and incandescent lighting, which included down, up, front, side, and back-lighting. However, to further enhance users' satisfaction, a majority of the respondents suggested the incorporation of daylighting strategies in display areas where the exhibited works are not susceptible to light damage. The study recommended that architects, while selecting lighting strategies to preserve and protect the value of artworks in display areas, prioritize users' visual comfort and well-being. It also stressed the significance of integrating safe artificial and daylighting strategies starting from the site planning phase through the lighting design and implementation stages. The study serves as a valuable reference for scholars to consult, review, adopt, and build upon.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture, Art, Museum, Users’ Satisfaction, Daylighting Strategy, Artificial Lighting Strategy, Environmental Sustainability, Nigeria.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2023 14:30
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2023 14:30

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