Leyard Europe leads digital transformation at Glasgow Museum

Leyard Europe leads digital transformation at Glasgow Museum
Leyard LED screens were chosen to reinterpret the Glasgow Museum’s collection through digital mediums.

UK systems integrator, DJ Willrich, was brought on board to introduce a digital technology system throughout the venue’s 24 galleries and public spaces, specificying Leyard’s Clarity Matrix G3 LX46X 4K LCD videowall system with ERO-LCD protective glass for the videowalls throughout the museum spaces.

A 4x6 videowall is situated in the access core, which has steps rising from the basement to the ground level main entrance. This display plays imagery of objects from the collection in a large format, aided by the backdrop of the surrounding Pollack Park to encourage local visitors to visualise the collection in a local context.

Two long galleries on the main level draw visitors into the museum with pairs of 5mx2m wide screens set into recessed niches, with two pairs in the long gallery and an additional pair in the shorter gallery.

Object cases are located in front of the screens which show high resolution video of the objects in large scale, enabling visitors to explore the detail and to pull visitors through to the further reaches of the museum.

The museum’s Pater familias gallery also includes a screen to display life size images of actors playing members of the Burrell family, while another screen displays images from around Glasgow with links to the Burrell Family and Glasgow galleries.

The content was created by Glasgow-based media specialist, ISO Design, while Beck Interiors managed the setworks for the corrideo video walls and human-sized video walls and design consultancy.