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The Lighting of Norman Foster's Boston Museum of Fine Arts

As part of an ongoing series on architectural lighting, The Architect's Newspaper has focused on the recently completed addition to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The expansion, built to house the Arts of the Americas collection, was designed by Norman Foster's firm, Foster + Partners. The architects grappled with the age old problem of lighting the interior of the museum without exposing the paintings to harmful UV rays, eventually settling on a system of motorized louvers. The best part about this arrangement might not be the art conservation, but the visitor experience: it's not too often that museum-goers get to see the sky.
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