We light up the Mexico's National Museum of Art (MUNAL)

The National Museum of Art (MUNAL) now has a new low-consumption lighting system, allowing visitors to better appreciate the colour, detail and texture of the works on display as well as helping to preserve them by controlling the lighting levels. It came about due to a donation from Iberdrola Mexico, through its foundation.

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Interior lighting of Mexico's National Museum of Art (MUNAL) in Mexico City.

This innovative system, which entailed an investment of over one million pesos by the company and was implemented in July 2018, consists of rails and LED lights External link, opens in new window., which have been installed in the nearly 1,000 m2 of the galleries housing temporary exhibitions.

The partnership with MUNAL External link, opens in new window. is an example of the company's commitment to conserving Mexico's artistic and cultural heritage. It will save over 85 % on annual energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.

With more than 15 angles available, the new system allows visitors to perceive 95 % of the colours in a work, very close to the 100 % that can only be obtained under natural light.

The system donated also helps to preserve the works as it controls the lighting levels.