DHA Designs have now updated the lighting for the Mary Rose Museum.
On completion of the conservation process for the hull, the “Hotbox” enclosure was removed allowing full, panoramic views of the ship remains.
The hull lighting was re-designed (and updated to all LED) giving a set of dramatic “looks” that (very) slowly dissolve, as well as a set of a/v presentations that project images into and around the hull.
This phase of the museum design was by REAL Studios, a/v by Graham English, sound by Peter Key and lighting equipment and control by Control Lighting and Enliten.
DHA Designs have designed the lighting for IKEA’s new museum in Älmhult, Sweden.
Running from 2014 we worked with museum designers RAA and architects Wilkinson Eyre, and then directly for IKEA, completing the job in Spring 2016.
By using a combination of Erco, Concord and some fine led extrusions from Lightworks.
In April we commissioned the new EPIC museum at the CQH Building in Dublin.
This new museum, set inside underground vaults by the Liffey, tells the story of the Irish Diaspora. It was designed by Event, with a/v by GE&Co and Elbow and sound by Peter Key. Lighting support was by High Res in Dublin.
The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, along with five other museums. The judges will announce the winner at the awards ceremony on 09 July in London. DHA Designs designed the lighting for the museum, winning the Public Building category of this years Lighting Design Awards.
The Ben Franklin Museum in Philadelphia
The Benjamin Franklin Museum is the subject of an article on the Museum + Heritage website this month. Not only is the unique nature of the man discussed, giving rise to a fascinating exhibition about life in Revolutionary America, but also the level of Anglo-American co-operation required to make the project come to fruition. We worked with Casson Mann on this project, and the American curators, Remer & Talbott.
DHA completed the lighting for the new exhibition of Stanley Spencer’s Sandham Memorial Chapel paintings, Heaven in a Hell of War, which chronicle his experiences as a War Artist & medical orderly in WW1. Normally displayed in the purpose-built chapel in Burghclere, the canvases have moved to a temporary home in Somerset House whilst the chapel is restored.
DHA worked with the exhibitions staff at Somerset House & curators from the National Trust to ensure these monumental works are displayed to their full advantage in their new home.
DHA are very pleased to have been asked by the Science Museum to light the latest installation in the Antenna Gallery. This new exhibition focuses on the exciting possibilities of 3d printing, both its challenges and its opportunities. Included in the lighting scheme for the gallery is integration with animation as well as a highlighting a new sculpture by Tobias Klien.
Photo © Jennie Hills, Science Museum
This exhibition shows DHA’s continuing collaboration with the Science Museum, and adds to our body of work in the field.
DHA were delighted to have been the lighting designers for three out of the four nominated exhibitions in the spatial design category at this year’s D&AD awards.
The three schemes that DHA worked on could not have been more different, each requiring a considered approach to the lighting scheme to reflect the individual scheme design, the needs of the audio-visual environment and the very particular lighting requirements of the objects in each exhibition.
Google’s Weblab project required a cool palette of light to suggest the laboratory environment, punctuated by splashes of warm light to indicate interaction and energy.
Heatherwick Studio’s Designing the Extraordinary scheme required a tight punch of light onto each item and object on display to create a jewel-like display of this company’s remarkable output.
The Casson Mann-designed Hollywood Costume sought to re-create the hyper-reality of the film soundstage with dramatic, dark backdrops and projected images to immerse the visitor in the world of character creation by the work of the costume designer.
Congratulations to all of the nominated scheme designers. We were delighted to have provided the lighting designs to each of these remarkable exhibitions.
The Mary Rose Museum opens to the public this week. The lighting for the gallery spaces, the exhibitions, show cases and the hull was designed by DHA Designs.
Located in the historic dockyard of Portsmouth, the Mary Rose Museum displays part of the ship that served the navy of King Henry VIII for 33 years before spending 437 years undiscovered at the bottom of the sea. The remains of the ship were raised from the seabed in 1982, and along with the thousands of artefacts recovered, it proudly sits within the heart of the new museum building designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects.
Watch the BBC news footage here.
The winner of the best Permanent Exhibition at the 2013 Museums Heritage Awards was awarded to Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects and GUM Design this week. The lighting for the gallery was designed by DHA Design, including a daylight study to allow glimpses of the outside world from inside the gallery.