The new Museum of Prehistoric, Protohistoric and Medieval Archaeology (MAMUZ) in the Austrian town of Mistelbach goes by the motto “Discover, be amazed, try it out!”.

Individual design of each exhibition room

The “Fire in Life and Death” section, for instance, is kept in shades of red. A dramatically backlit wall reminds of a burning wood facade.

Using the framing attachment, Pollux’s sharp-edged beam can be adjusted to suit the format of images and objects in the room or on the wall. This creates wonderful effects that are particularly valuable in museums.


Exhibits, showcases and wall text are accentuated by the Pollux contour spotlight. This compact and versatile lighting tool produces beams with a crisp edge. Both the exhibitions and the information texts appear to be framed and self-illuminating. As a result, the view of the observer is directed onto essential aspects.

The dominating tone of the walls and pedestals in the “Rich and Poor in the Holy Empire” room, meanwhile, is violet with figurative artwork in white. The room is spanned by a ceiling dome with a checked pattern, which is also kept in violet and white. Ambient lighting is provided without spill light by the minimalist Parscan floodlight, which can be freely rotated with excellent glare control.

Displaying a minimalist design,the excellent glare control enhances visual comfort even in challenging lighting situations.