Paris (France), June 5 (ANI): A lighting ceremony was held at the Musee du Louvre's Napoleon Hall on June 4 here to celebrate the completion of the Toshiba LED lighting renovation of displays of the Mona Lisa and Red Room.
The ceremony was attended by Toshiba's Corporate Senior Executive Vice President Hidejiro Shimomitsu, and Louvre Museum General Manager Herve Barbaret, along with the other guests.
The Mus�e du Louvre (one of the world's largest museums, and a historic monument) and Toshiba, a Japanese multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate have maintained a partnership agreement since June 2010.
In 2012, Toshiba announced new deal with Louvre Museum to replace part of the building's interior lighting with LEDs (light emitting diodes). The renovations, believed to be eco-friendly, have significantly cut power consumption, including 73 per cent cut in power consumed by exterior lighting.
The agreement included renovation of LED lighting in important interior spaces, including specific exhibit lighting for Leonardo da Vinci's portrait Mona Lisa, the Red Rooms, which display masterpieces by artists such as Jacques-Louis David.
The lamps and lighting fixtures developed by Toshiba have improved colour rendering of the paintings and suppressed UV and IR radiation.
The next stage of the partnership will be to use Toshiba LED lighting in the Cour Carree (a square courtyard) by the end of 2013 and in the Napoleon Hall in the first half of 2014.
The partnership agreement is set to continue to the end of 2023. (ANI)