HM The Queen sends her first tweet from the Information Age gallery
Friday 24th October saw the opening of the Information Age Gallery at the Science Museum in London, the first gallery of the museum’s ambitious Masterplan that will see many of the major galleries refurbished or replaced. Information Age tells the story of 21 communication advances or inventions that changed our world, from the invention of the telegraph to the foundation of the world wide web. The gallery was designed by Universal Design Studio, with whom DHA have collaborated on a number of projects, including the Sony exhibition at the Milan Salone. DHA provided a complete exhibition lighting design scheme, including display cases and interactive exhibit lighting.
The gallery was opened by Her Majesty the Queen, who after touring the exhibits, used the opportunity to send her first tweet via the @BritishMonarchy account. Rory Cellan-Jones covered the opening via his BBC technology blog
DHA were delighted to have the privilege of lighting Rembrandt: The Late Works for the National Gallery. Working with exhibition designers Urban Salon, and the gallery’s curatorial team. DHA used new LED technology with a variety of fixtures and lenses to highlight these astonishing works. The challenge was the precision required to light such amazing portraits without shadows or reflections from glazing or varnish.
The show has had unanimous five-star reviews, including The Evening Standard, Independent, The Guardian and the Sunday Times and really is a once-in-a-lifetime show. More information including tickets can be found here:
DHA have just completed the three major shows at the V&A, all to favourable reviews.
Horst: Photographer of Style is a retrospective of one of the leading Twentieth Century photographers, and Constable: The Making of a Master shows an amazing collection of Constable’s work alongside his influences. Most recently, Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution and Design, presents over 150 costume and set designs (shown above) against a dramatic backdrop.
All three exhibitions use existing fixtures from stock, which DHA needed to use creatively for three very different experiences. More information including ticketing can be found here: