Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mary Rose Museum opens

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.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow wins European Museum of the Year

The Zaha Hadid designed Riverside Museum in Glasgow has won the European Museum of the Year Award 2013. The lighting design for the exhibition was designed by DHA Design in 2012.

The Riverside Museum demonstrates brilliantly how a specialist transport collection can renew its relevance through active engagement with wider social and universal issues. The EMYA 2013 Judging Panel agreed unanimously that the museum fulfils the EMYA criteria of ‘public quality’ at the highest level.

William Morris Gallery Wins Museums Heritage Award

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.

DHA at Museums + Heritage Show, 2013

DHA Director, Jonathan Howard took part in the Influence of Technology in Exhibition Design seminar at the Museums + Heritage Show last week at Olympia in London. Discussions ranged across the use of smartphones for visitor engagement to the development of compelling interactives. As might be expected, the topic of LEDs for saving energy was also discussed in detail. Around 40 museum professionals attended the seminar, hosted by Robert Simpson, founding director of technology company, Electrosonic.