Christie projectors highlight Portuguese architectural heritage at Lisbon’s Museu de Arte Popular

The Museu de Arte Popular in Lisbon has employed 12 Christie GS Series laser projectors in an exhibition featuring outstanding examples of Portuguese architectural refurbishment.

The goal of Physics of Portuguese Heritage / Architecture and Memory is to demonstrate the level of excellence in the country’s national heritage refurbishment projects. The exhibition includes 12 scale models and over 300 photographs. These cover a total of six complex interventions concluded over the past five years in Lisbon and Porto.

Visual arts consultancy Balaclava Noir installed the Christie equipment in conjunction with the company’s Portuguese partner Total AV. The Christie DWU635-GS laser projectors each feature 1DLP technology, WUXGA resolution and 6750 lumens. They are used to power two cylindrical screens with a diameter of 6.2 metres.

The exhibition curators wanted to use the screens to avoid the conventional form of visualising contents in order to create a more versatile and enveloping space. The result is a more immersive experience for visitors.

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Cylindrical screens with a difference

“The usual problem with cylindrical screens is the tendency for some points to have more light than others,” says Total AV’s Luis Carmo. “The Christie software allowed us to reduce them drastically in terms of brightness and also colour. These projectors give you incredible brightness and guarantee excellent image quality in a compact and light design at affordable cost.”

The DWU635-GS projectors have built-in warping and blending functions, dynamic contrast, 360-degree orientation and both portrait and landscape modes. They also include Christie’s RealBlack technology, which guarantees a 4,000,000:1 full on/off contrast ratio in an ultra-silent solution (36dBA). Each projector offers 20,000 hours of maintenance-free functioning, 24/7 operation as well as quick and easy set-up.

Christie’s display solutions and projectors have been used to create and share some of the world’s best visual and audio experiences. Physics of Portuguese Heritage / Architecture and Memory continues at the Museu de Arte Popular until March 6.