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Laser projectors illuminate Korean museum
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023
Laser projectors illuminate Korean museum

INCHEON, South Korea – Christie® is pleased to announce that Incheon Metropolitan City Museum, the first public museum in South Korea, has chosen its GS Series 1DLP® laser projectors to deliver lifelike visuals in two newly established immersive experience spaces within the facility.

Created under the theme of "Incheon Running Through Time", it comprises several immersive media art and immersive experience contents that seek to highlight the history, culture, economic and social development of Incheon and its historic Jemulpo district. A total of 11 Christie DWU630-GS laser projectors have been deployed in the main immersive experience hall and an innovative Jemulpo Photo Studio. The projectors were supplied by Christie's trusted partner, SNC Alliance, while the projector installation and commissioning were completed by local systems integrator, Mega Link.

"The immersive experience hall and Jemulpo Photo Studio are the latest initiatives by Incheon Metropolitan City Museum to inject exciting and interactive contents using state-of-the-art projection technology to showcase the rich history, culture and economic growth of Incheon to both local residents and foreigners alike," said Chul-Ho Park, CEO of Mega Link. "The Christie GS Series is well-suited for this project due to its small footprint, low-weight, quiet operation and long-life laser illumination that ensures reliable, virtually maintenance-free operation. Guests will be impressed with the image quality and color reproduction that the GS delivers in these new exhibition spaces."

Visitors can admire amazingly detailed images displayed on a three-sided wall in the immersive experience hall by 10 Christie DWU630-GS laser projectors fitted discreetly overhead. Contents include "Jemulpo opens the gateway to modernity" that nostalgically captures the rapid development and progress of the Jemulpo district. Founded in 1883 upon the opening of Jemulpo Port, the district is home to several historical and cultural heritage monuments, which laid the foundation for further expansion and development of Incheon.

Another highlight is a visual presentation titled "Incheon, where the land meets the sky and sea", where visitors are transported to a world of visual splendor as they witness the city's transformation into a world-class air, sea and land transport hub in stunning detail. The projections feature a breathtaking display of Incheon's iconic landmarks, as well as the Incheon International Airport and the Port of Incheon.

Jemulpo Photo Studio, another newly created space within the museum, is powered by a Christie DWU630-GS laser projector to showcase an interactive media art experience through photo-taking and an interactive edutainment experience known as "Incheon's Independence Movement: Listening to Kim Gu and Hong Jin" that can detect and respond to visitors' movements.

Paul Lee, sales manager for Korea, Enterprise, Christie, commented, "We are delighted that the Incheon Metropolitan City Museum has selected our professional-grade GS Series laser projectors to provide an exceptional visual experience in their new immersive exhibition spaces to better engage visitors of all age groups. Christie's advanced projection systems such as the GS Series are designed for high-usage environments such as museums, enabling these venues to reinvent themselves and inspire visitors in extraordinary ways."

Featuring laser illumination, the Christie GS Series eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements, providing 20,000 hours of low-cost operation. Available in various brightness options up to 14,250 lumens, the GS Series produces an incredible 4,000,000:1 full on/off contrast ratio with Christie RealBlack™ technology that makes visuals pop off the screen.

Built for reliable, 24/7 operation applications, this projector series is ideal for venues such as museums, education spaces and corporate environments. Certain models come with onboard Christie Twist™ warping and blending software, Christie Intelligent Camera compatibility, and Christie Mystique™ automated camera-based alignment tools, making setup, alignment, recalibration and maintenance of multi-projector systems quick and easy.

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