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Luce Group: Nantucket Whaling Museum

The Nantucket Historical Association's Whaling Museum is comprised of three buildings: a restored spermaceti candle factory built in 1847, the Peter Foulger Museum, and a new wing connecting the two. Luce Group worked with the museum staff to craft an environment that enhances the character and traditions of each building, provides a smooth transition between them, and focuses attention on the many artifacts. The Hunt Gallery houses the centerpiece of the museum – the skeleton of a 47'0" sperm whale. Luce designed the lighting for both a traditional exhibit and a live presentation of the story of hunting whales, which involved video and theatrical effects.

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