DPA Lighting reveals Al Shindagha Museum work in Dubai

Lighting firm behind At the Top – Burj Khalifa explains how the heritage project in Dubai is illuminated

DPA Lighting has worked on Al Shindagha Museum in Dubai.
DPA Lighting / Alex Jeffries Photography Group
DPA Lighting has worked on Al Shindagha Museum in Dubai.

Dubai-based DPA Lighting revealed the scope of its work for Al Shindagha Museum, including the newly opened heritage facility's Perfume House, Cultural Quarter, and Story of the Creek hubs.

Al Shindagha Museum was developed in collaboration with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Municipality, and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. 

Dubai Culture opened Phase 1 of Al Shindagha Museum on 18 March, according to a report by state news agency, Wam. Located within Shindagha District, the museum mirrors the Emirates’ cultural heritage, social rituals, and rich culture. 

DPA illuminated traditional exhibits, including vessels and stone work, to augment their demonstrative and material qualities at The Perfume House.

Aimed at defining the narratives of traditional perfume-making, the building includes a main, covered gallery, alongside smaller galleries and an external courtyard.

Montreal headquartered GSM Project, the designer behind concept and exhibition components of At the Top – Burj Khalifa, designed the exhibition for the Perfume House and Story of the Creek. 

For the latter hub, DPA illuminated maps and chandleries, while exhibits such as interactive models and history stations required a less intensive approach to illumination. 

A centralised architectural lighting control system has been used to run the operation of ligting systems throughout the exhibition area.

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