Monthly Archives: October 2013

V&A Theatre Gallery re-design

DHA were delighted to be asked back to re-light the V&A Theatre Galleries following an object re-display. DHA lit the original displays for the same curatorial team in 2009, and have since worked with the department on Hollywood Costume and David Bowie Is…

The highlight of the new display is the acquisition of Handspring’s Joey from Warhorse, donated by the National Theatre. We worked with the National Theatre’s in-house lighting team to recreate the lighting effects used in the production, within the museum’s conservation guidelines.

Joey’s arrival at the V&A can be seen in the video here

3d; Printing the future

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.

David Robertson speaks to National Museum of Korea

David Robertson speaks to the NMK

DHA Director David Robertson was asked to address the National Museum of Korea last week, on the subject of museum gallery lighting. The invitation came about as a result of a visit by the NMK Director to London, where DHA’s work was seen by Dr. Kim Youngna, and recommended by the staff of the Asian Dept. at the V&A Museum. David addressed around 150 NMK conservators & curators, plus staff from many other museums across Korea, on the topic Lighting the Past: The V&A Museum & the Future of Exhibition Lighting. David reviewed the projects DHA have undertaken across this museum and others, and how they relate to current & future developments in museum lighting practice. He was interviewed by the NMK team, and met with curators and in-house designers of the National Museum.

DHA Designs feature in Lux Magazine #30, October 2013

Two of our recent projects featured in extended articles in this month’s Lux Magazine. The first article, The Appliance of Science, details our Lux Awards-shortlisted project for the exterior lighting of the Science Museum, covering the brief and some of the technical difficulties we encountered on site. The second article, two pages further on, Making an Entrance, covers the re-design of the entrance space of the V&A Museum, using all solid-state devices. The article includes quotations from the V&A’s Estates manager, Richard Boston, praising the scheme for coping with some of the installation & design problems – not least of which is a 15m-high ceiling.