Museum and Themed Environment Lighting | Barbizon Lighting
Museums / Themed Environment
“We had our first little starter-museum over in Arlington, where Barbizon provided all of our studio lighting. It was natural when we came here, [Newseum] to bring Barbizon along with us. This was a huge project with a lot of different elements that Barbizon stepped up to and took ownership.”
-Jim Updike, Vice President of Technology for the Freedom Forum and for the Newseum
Museum and Themed Environment Lighting and Rigging
Museums have diversified lighting and rigging needs. No longer are they just static lighting environments, but areas that engage the viewing audience by adding visual control through light. Museums include interactive, dynamic spaces that draw the visitor in. Museum lighting and rigging design plays a role in creating the desired atmosphere for the museum space.
Barbizon has provided lighting, rigging and supplies to numerous museums such as the Spy Museum, National Infantry Museum and the Newseum. In every project there were major considerations given to Dimming Equipment, Circuiting & Power Distribution, Control Consoles & Custom Panels, as well as a custom rig for a massive 22,000 pound Barco Screen.
Energy Efficient Lighting
At Barbizon Lighting, we understand the need for Energy Efficient Lighting and Show Control Integration. Our New Light Initiative team researches new energy efficient products and solutions for our customers. The team focuses on improving energy efficiency in museum lighting design. Learn about sustainable lighting practices and efficient museum lighting fixtures from our educated team. These sustainable practices save on energy costs and make your museum more efficient.
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Crown Fountain, Millenium Park - Chicago, IL
Spanish artist Jaume Plensa's unique fountain is a multi-media sculpture that utilizes water, video, and color-changing lighting. Two glass towers, each 50 feet high, stand at either end of a shallow water pool, with water cascading down their sides. Their opposing faces contain large LED video screens, on which play a succession of images of Chicagoans' faces. Krueck & Sexton was the architect and Schuler Shook Chicago was the lighting consultant. Barbizon provided an ETC Emphasis control system that controls the Color Kinetics lights in each 50' tower. The system interacts with the Barco LED video projection and playback system and the Crystal Fountains control systems.