Daylighting systems for the Kuwait National Museum

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Title: Daylighting systems for the Kuwait National Museum
Author: Ahn, Byoungsoo
Abstract: Daylight has a deteriorating effect on the museum objects . For this reason , usually museums totally block the daylight . This research is the part of restoration works of Kuwait National Museum (KNM ) , which was destroyed during the Gulf War in 1990 . The purpose of this research is to investigate the lighting performance of the top lighting and side shading devices in KNM . This research will cover daylighting systems for Building 3 and 4 of the KNM . Daylighting systems are evaluated by using the scale model and Desktop RADIANCE , a lighting simulation program . This research will present how to make use of daylight in museum buildings while protecting museum objects from the harmful portion of daylight .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2292
Date: 2005-08-29


Daylighting systems for the Kuwait National Museum. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2292 .

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