Sumerlee Industrial Museum

Museums & Galleries

Work on museums and galleries forms an important part of our work. We have had many long standing working relationships with clients in this sector.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

We designed the lighting for the new History Gallery that takes up the whole of the front of the second floor of this grand building. This large gallery tells the story of Birmingham from its earliest days to the present. The lighting system selected, after a series of careful trials, was track mounted variable beam LED spotlights. These spotlights also have individual dimmers so that the lighting level on each object can be carefully selected and the lighting levels over a series of objects and displays can be carefully graded to give the very best visual experience for the visitors. The gallery openned in September 2012.

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Sumerlee Industrial Museum, Glasgow

This industrial heritage museum outside Glasgow lies at the heart of an industrial landscape that includes a mine, a railway, a canal and the remains of a iron smelting and production site. The large industrial sheds that house the collection were comprehensively refurbished to enhance the display and interpretation of the large and diverse collection.

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Leeds City Museum

On this project Lighting Design & Technology were both the base-build and the exhibition lighting designers for all public spaces. These varied between large grand Victorian spaces to more modern school rooms and conference spaces.

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Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

This large museum opened in October 2006 after a four year project combining some rebuilding and extensive refurbishment of the existing galleries and public spaces designed by the Architects Purcell Miller Tritton. Lighting Design & Technology were responsible for the exhibition lighting in all the galleries. The galleries vary from the splendidly refurbished historic Mappin Galleries to new daylit and ‘black-box’ galleries for new displays and exhibitions. The exhibition design, by Redman Design Associates, varied widely from gallery to gallery to suit the space and the type of exhibit.

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The Walker – National Gallery of the North, Liverpool

We have been involved in a number of separate projects at The Walker Art gallery over the years. The first in the early 90’s was a comprehensive review of the operating and maintenance of the existing daylight and artificial lighting control systems for a number of the existing galleries.

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The Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

Between 1995 and 1998 we worked on the re-lighting of the whole of the Gulbenkian Museum. This modern building, shown here with its two internal courtyards and surrounding parkland, has been regarded for the previous thirty years as an important example of a museum building that has worked well in terms of display, lighting and visitor satisfaction. We aimed to upgrade the lighting without loosing the quality of the visual environment that was evident in the museum.

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