Decorative LED lighting solution for the Anglo-Boer War Museum

BEKA Schréder, leading local manufacturer of LED luminaires, has supplied a decorative LED lighting solution to the Anglo-Boer War Museum in Bloemfontein.

The Anglo-Boer War Museum has recently added the Garden of Remembrance to its outdoor exhibit area. The Garden of Remembrance was established to provide specific recognition to women and children who died in concentration camps and in the field during the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa between 1899 and 1902. The names of the deceased are inscribed alphabetically on walls. In order for visitors to appreciate the garden even more, linear LED luminaires light up the façade of these walls, creating a more dramatic effect.

As part of this addition, new walkways linking the Garden of Remembrance to the National Women’s Memorial were built. The walkways are illuminated with BEKA Schréder’s LEDpost LED bollard luminaire, providing the most elegant low level orientation lighting while also enhancing a welcoming gesture to all visitors across the globe.

LED bollards illuminating the new walkwaysThe lighting was installed not only to improve visibility, security, and aesthetics but to highlight the value of the museum for generations to come. The War Museum’s seven display halls with their unique exhibits and dioramas, as well as the numerous outside exhibits, provide the visitor with an overview of the background, course, impact and suffering caused by the Anglo-Boer War that was fought between the two Boer Republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State and Great Britain from 1899 to 1902. The War Museum has the largest collection of Anglo-Boer War related objects and memorabilia in the world.

Museums are a communication link to fill the gap between generations by sharing knowledge with different communities. They serve as a mediator to help current and future generations embrace history and acknowledge the existence of those who came before them. Museums play a huge role in ensuring understanding and appreciation for various cultures while preserving heritage by protecting, conserving and displaying artifacts from the past.

There is more to a museum than what it displays. It is an institution where research is conducted, collections are stored. It is a forum in which aspirational and educational experience takes place. It therefore needs an appealing and interesting appearance and that is where lighting plays an important role. Lighting enhances the impact of items on display creating a connection between generations.

BEKA Schréder locally develops and manufactures LED lighting products, designed and suitable for local conditions. BEKA Schréder is proud to be associated with FCE Consulting Engineers in providing a successful LED lighting solution for this project.

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