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Christie fires transformation of National Museum of Ethnology Lisbon

Christie has equipped Portugal’s National Museum of Ethnology, in Lisbon, with new projectors, mainly for the permanent exhibitions and its large auditorium

Christie has announced the integration of its 1DLP laser projectors into Portugal’s National Museum of Ethnology, in Lisbon, as part of the museum’s digital transformation initiative. This project, executed by Christie partner Total AV, represents a significant upgrade to the museum’s audiovisual capabilities, enhancing the quality and impact of its permanent exhibitions.

The museum has equipped its spaces with seven Christie Inspire Series DWU760-iS and three Christie Captiva DWU500S projectors. These models were selected to meet the museum’s current and future needs for high-quality audiovisual presentations.

Dr. Paulo Ferreira da Costa, director of the Ethnological Museum of Lisbon, said: “As part of our digital transformation, we endeavoured to equip the museum with reliable equipment. Our new laser projectors allow us to face the future with peace of mind. Our existing equipment was outdated and could no longer meet today’s audiovisual needs.”

The National Museum of Ethnology opened in 1965 and its collections are representative of 380 cultures from 80 countries and include photos, sound, and film archives from the extensive fieldwork surveys done by the museum. The majority of the new projectors are used in the museum’s permanent exhibitions and its large auditorium.

Ferreira da Costa added: “The Christie models perfectly aligned with the museum’s needs after consulting the market. The projectors’ quality has met our highest expectations. They are quiet and display vibrant colours, which is a significant asset for our collection, much of which was filmed when colour technology was still developing.”

Luis Carmo, from Total AV, commented: “The various audiovisual projections immerse visitors in high-impact images which are only possible thanks to the power of the projection, giving great dynamism to the museum, captivating the public and creating an atmosphere full of colours and impressive content.”

Ferreira da Costa concluded: “Fortunately, it couldn’t have gone better. Luis Carmo didn’t just make the sale; he provided comprehensive after-sales support and training, which has been fundamental and invaluable for us.”