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Australia’s National Maritime Museum - Ships and the Sea Display

Project Description

With a roofline evoking waves and sails, Australia’s National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour, NSW, is one of the state’s leading tourism attractions.

The museum houses exhibitions that explore Australia’s links with the sea, and showcases how maritime activities and issues have shaped the lives of people in Australia.

Looking to expand and update their exhibition areas, Kerfoot, was engaged to provide all electrical services for their new exhibition space.

One of the main features of the project was the complex CBUS lighting control system.

Clipsal CBUS Architectural dimmers were installed to allow museum management to set the LED track lighting levels to best emphasize the exhibitions. The flexibility of the C-BUS Architectural dimmers interchangeable modular cards allowed a combination of ballast cards and universal dimmer cards to be used in the project.

As the fittings are frequently moved around to accommodate new exhibitions in the area, it would have been a difficult task to set scene control that would suit all displays

Eight lighting zones have been established, each with on/off and dimming options. settings can be controlled via one of the two Clipsal C-BUS touch screens at the site. The touch screens have also been customised to include the National Maritime Museum’s logo and each has an access code to restrict use to employees only

The project was a huge success and this successful completion of this project has led to major project works for Kerfoot and out team at the museum.

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