London Transport Gets Moving
September 26, 2012

London Transport Gets Moving

FREDRIKSTAD, Norway – Situated in Covent Garden Market, London's most frequented tourist hot spot, the London Transport Museum utilizes projectiondesign F3+ and F1+ series projectors throughout the museum’s exhibit areas to tell the story of transport within London. The projection system was installed and maintained by global systems integrator, Electrosonic in 2007 and has been working non-stop ever since.

“In 1933, Chief Executive Frank Pick’s mantra was ‘fitness for purpose,’ and he believed that good design was essential. This principle applies to the design of technology in our gallery,” explains Rob Lansdown, chief projects and infrastructure officer at London Transport Museum. “We use projection to show how this unique design culture was developed across the company's entire range, from vehicles and architecture to information signs and publicity. Our requirements in 2007 were for high-resolution projectors that would be stable over time as well as produce outstanding image quality in various ambient light levels and, which required minimum maintenance over the lifetime of the exhibit. We are very pleased with how well the projectors have performed.”

F1+ projectors are installed in a specially designed ceiling mount to project a massive 12-meter floor canvas. The exhibit takes advantage of projectiondesign’s high brightness, accurate color capabilities and 24/7 fail-safe operation. Visitors can see the collection of 5,000 posters and art collection for themselves as they walk through the exhibit. 

Projectiondesign F3+ and F1+ series projectors are used to communicate the story of London in major exhibits such as Victorian transport, World’s first underground, Pioneer tube, Travel revolution, Growth of suburbia, London in the 1920s and 1930s, London transport at war, London Icons and Transport futures.

"Our museum has no moving parts, so through projection, we are able to visualize the scale, size and complexity of London’s transport," adds Lansdown.

“The building is an English Heritage grade II listed former Victorian flower market, which relies on natural cooling and heating. As with all technology, heat is an issue for us, and Electronsonic designed specially mounted projection systems.”

Anders Løkke, marketing director at projectiondesign, says: "The London Transport Museums relies heavily on the 24/7 use and stable image qualities over time. We’re delighted that they have used our technology to showcase such an important exhibition.”

London Transport Museum welcomes thousands of visitors each week. It also hosts conferences and exhibitions for the visitor attractions industry throughout the year.