Innovation Brand Develops Unique A/V Systems, Theaters at State-of-the-Art Museum
NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 16, 2015 — Technomedia Solutions is proud to be a part of the team that brought the Whitney Museum of American Art to its new location at the base of the High Line in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Mood Media’s innovation brand and specialists engineered, procured and fabricated several theaters and interactive audio-visual systems throughout the Whitney Museum. These installations create an engaging and immersive experience for visitors.
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Technomedia is honored to contribute to the ground-breaking new museum in NYC, The Whitney. Credit: Nic Lehoux
The Whitney Museum offers extensive film and video collections, marking a unique departure from other art museums. Technomedia engineered and installed the museum’s expansive audio-visual systems, which include two state-of-the-art theaters and a library system that allows full curatorial exploration of the Whitney’s Film and Video collection. Working closely with A-V consultants from Cerami & Associates, the team also developed an extensive digital signage and assistive listening device system throughout the galleries to allow visitors with special needs to enjoy the museum’s collections. The entire project was completed over a 16-month span.
Designed by architect Renzo Piano and built by Turner Construction, the new building includes approximately 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space and terraces facing the High Line park. Included in the new space is an expansive gallery for special exhibitions, approximately 18,000 square feet, making it the largest column-free museum gallery in New York City.
The building includes an education center offering state-of-the-art classrooms, a multi-use black box theater for film, video and performance with an adjacent outdoor gallery, a 170-seat theater with stunning views of the Hudson River, a Works on Paper Study Center, Conservation Lab and Library Reading Room.
The classrooms, theater and study center are all firsts for the Whitney. While the museum’s official ribbon cutting was performed by First Lady Michelle Obama in April, the official opening occurred on May 1, 2015. To-date, the museum has received more than twice the number of visitors than expected.
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Technomedia Solutions LLC is a leading provider of advanced audio-visual, creative design and technology services. Owned by Mood Media Corporation (TSE: MM), the global leader in Experience Design, Technomedia develops and installs stunning visual and sophisticated audio content that creates an immersive and compelling consumer experience. Technomedia’s capabilities range from large-scale projection mapping to film production and sound design. The company serves clients across markets including entertainment, education, hospitality, retail and education. For more information, please visit www.gotechnomedia.com or www.moodmedia.com.
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