Permanent Galleries - National Museum of Scotland

Opening after a £47m refurbishment, this high-profile project saw DHA Designs re-design the architectural and exhibition lighting for the re-development of the National Museum of Scotland (previously the Royal Museum, Edinburgh)  The project encompassed 18 permanent gallery spaces in a fabulous Victorian building, as well as a brand-new Arrivals Hall dug out of the basement at street level.

DHA Designs worked closely with architects GHA and exhibition designers RAA to design a lighting scheme sensitive to both the building and its collections which include an array of suspended animals and artistic objects.  The Grand Gallery's ‘Window on the World’ is considered Britain's largest showcase, rising 16m in height.

This was shortlisted for Best Heritage Lighting at the National Lighting Awards 2012.

Andrew Lee Photographer




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