A Collaborative LED Project
The Royal Alberta Museum opened in 1967 and has hosted an incredible 13,791,155 people since. In 2011, the Government of Alberta decided it was time to upgrade the old facility. With a new facility set to open in 2018 downtown, LIGHTVU had an incredible opportunity to showcase what it could do. Stantec commissioned LIGHTVU to design an outstanding curved wall for the museum, which can be seen as guests walk through the front door.
LIGHTVU worked with the museum, Merge Systems and Stantec to provide a curved solution for the museum. Using their Aurora series, LIGHTVU created the custom wall. With its impeccable resolution, this screen will make an impression on anyone coming to visit the new and highly-anticipated Royal Alberta Museum.
The best part of the project? Getting to come up with an innovative design, says Mark Silvius, principal of LIGHTVU.
“It was a local company doing a local job,” he explains. “It wasn’t just a staple product. It was very custom, and we had to be very creative to come up with a solution. They essentially said: Here’s the wall; can you come up with a solution?”
With millions of visitors sure to visit the museum in years to come, LIGHTVU’s curved wall LED display will stand out in their minds as they learn all about Alberta’s incredible heritage.
Interview with Brad Bosch
To celebrate it’s recent opening, and to highlight our part in the development, we sat down with Brad, of Digital Edge Media, who was a part of the project
Can you tell us a little bit about your role at Digital Edge Media, and about Digital Edge Media as a company?
Digital Edge Media is an Audio Visual Integrator. We specialize in showcase and large format applications.
I am the Regional Sales Manager for Digital Edge Media.
What is your connection to LIGHTVU, and how did you both end up working on the Royal Alberta Museum project?
Digital Edge Media is a LIGHTVU dealer, but the project was an invitation from another Audio Visual Integrator who partnered with us so that we could contribute a large format display.