The Israel Museum In Jerusalem Officially Opened With Over 100 Video Channels, Projectors And Screens, All Designed By AVD2 min read
The renovated Israel museum in Jerusalem was officially opened last night (July 25,2010) in a grand opening.
After almost three years of detailed design work with the museum architects, interior designers and curators, the museum now includes more than 100 video channels displayed on LCD screens and projectors, a few touch screens with interactive labeling system, digital signage system, ambient sound systems and more.
AVD role in the project was divided into two Sections, in the first part AVD worked with the museum’s curators, interior designers and architects in order to make sure every gallery and every artist will get full attention and respect. This phase of work included meetings with artists and curators to select the proper screen size, projector type and content delivery method. Working with the architects on an innovative solution for ceiling design that was presented and designed by AVD. It is a key detail that enables safe and discreet installation for video projectors and exhibition lighting whiles keeping a clean elegant ceiling. This detail was developed by AVD and adopted by the museum architects to be the main technical ceiling detail in almost all galleries and exhibition halls.
AVD also created detailed infrastructure drawings and 3D technical models for the galleries, Supervised the infrastructure installation, issued tenders, selected and supported the integration contractor during the installation phase.
The second part of the job was to support and consult the museum on ways to digitize their analog video collection so that it will be played on the new digital players. The museum has video arts dating back to the early 70’ in formats ranging from VHS true Laserdisc all the way to Digital Beta. All had to be digitized in the correct aspect ratio and bit rate, so they could be played on the new digital players. AVD worked with the curators and with new content creators to verify that it will be played correctly on the digital players.
AVD – Audio Visual Design is an independent consulting office that specializes in designing Sound Systems, Audio-Visual Presentation Systems and Control Systems. AVD sole business is consultancy and design. AVD is focused on the most effective technical solution to suit both the end-users’ needs and the client’s budget. The designs are then successfully integrated into the architectural environment of the building.
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