Trinity House hosts UNESCO artwork

Trinity House headquarters plays host to artwork commissioned by UNESCO to celebrate light.

Trinity House is proud to host an interactive artwork commissioned by UNESCO to mark its celebration of the International Year of Light in 2015. The outdoor sculpture, called ‘Pyramidion Twin’, will be displayed outside of Trinity House’s London headquarters from 23 June to 30 September 2018.

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 was a United Nations observance that aimed to raise awareness of the achievements of light science and its applications, and its importance to the world. To mark the occasion, UNESCO launched a competition for an artwork which was won by French artist Milene Guermont and her ‘Phares’ piece. ‘Pyramidion Twin’ is the much smaller companion piece.

To read more about the artwork please read the artist’s press release below.

Press release from Milene Guermont (PDF)


Trinity House

Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, providing education, support and welfare to the seafaring community with a statutory duty as a General Lighthouse Authority to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective aids to navigation service for the benefit and safety of all mariners.

The Corporation of Trinity House was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1514 to regulate pilotage on the River Thames and provide for aged mariners.

With a mandate that has expanded considerably since then, we are today the UK’s largest-endowed maritime charity, the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar and a fraternity of men and women selected from across the nation’s maritime sector.

We also inspect and audit almost 11,000 local aids to navigation, license Deep Sea Pilots and provide Elder Brethren as Nautical Assessors to the Admiralty Court.

Per annum the charity donates around £5m to the charities we support. These include the provision of cadet training schemes, welfare provision for retired mariners and educational programmes teaching safety at sea skills.

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