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Dickens and London opens at MoL

DHA Designs have just completed the lighting for this prestigious new exhibition at the Museum of London. Evoking the sights and sounds of Victorian London, the design uses a mixture of colour and projection, together with conservation grade exhibition lighting to celebrate Dickens’ bi-centennial.

Highlights include Dickens’ desk and chair, original hand-written manuscripts, as well as the original Newgate Prison doors!

The exhibition was designed and curated in house, and follows DHA’s work on London Street Photography in the same gallery earlier this year.

Royal Manuscripts at British Library

dha designs completed the lighting of this wonderful collection of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library this week. Considered possibly the greatest collection of their type ever shown together, the exhibition has over 150 manuscripts, together with royal portraiture, sculpture and maps.

Lighting these fragile works without creating shadows or glare was a challenge, but The Times described the collection as “beautifully displayed and lit”. The exhibition was opened by HM The Queen on 10th November.

You can find out more on the exhibition by clicking here

DHA Designs light Grayson Perry exhibition

The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at the British Museum is a fascinating journey through Grayson Perry’s mind, as he mixes his own objects with his favourites from the BM’s archives. DHA worked closely with Grayson and the BM team to deliver a revealing and fun look at this fantastic artist.

Find out more on the exhibition by visiting the BM’s webpage here

London Street Photography opens

The Museum of London’s new exhibition showcases the work of 150 years of Street Photography in London, in their re-designed Linbury Gallery. DHA Designs discreetly lit this well-received exhibition to feel warm and welcoming despite the conservation light level restrictions.

More information from the Museum of London can be found here

Sexual Nature opens…

dha designs completed the lighting to Sexual Nature at London’s Natural History Museum. A radical departure for the museum, this exciting exhibition looks at the sex lives of animals – and humans too. ¬†dha were commissioned to light it as a conservation grade exhibition but in the style of a boutique hotel…

The NHM’s webpage on this exhibition can be viewed here