On Saturday 19th November, Mark Sutton Vane will host a day of talks and a tour around the historic Syon House, Brentford, on the topic of ‘Designing Lighting for the Historic Interior’.

The day will be split into two halves and be co-hosted by Caroline Percy, the sister of the current 11th Duke of Northumberland, who was raised at Syon House and will escort attendees through the grand rooms of the house alongside Mark.  

The first session, titled ‘Lighting through the centuries from the flame to the latest lighting technology’ will guide users through the evolution of lighting techniques and highlight its uses through the centuries, as well as how it can damage objects and art.

In the second part of the talk, the theme is ‘Designing lighting for modern expectations in historic settings’, which will focus on how light can draw attention to certain aspects of historical features, how to control glare, as well as good practice for lighting furniture, rooms and people.

This is a paid for event that includes morning refreshments, lunch and tea at Syon House. For more details on the event and tickets please click here.