Daktronics has partnered with the National Museum of Qatar in Doha, in conjunction with Techno Q.
The collaboration was to manufacture and install 14 narrow pixel pitch LED displays totaling more than 123 square meters inside the museumʼs Gallery 11 in 2019.
“We wanted to provide a clear picture and engaging story to all that visited the museum through the use of technology,” said Waleed Nashan, director of construction management for the Qatar Museum Authority.
“Daktronics found the right technical solution and the right product. Techno Q provided very good support ensuring the right technology was provided to bring the architectʼs vision to life”
All 14 LED displays feature 1.9-millimeter line spacing and are installed behind the galleryʼs mirrored architectural glass façades. The displays show videos and audiovisuals to share the countryʼs story in a cutting-edge, interactive way that chartʼs the nation from its origins to where it is today.
“In this unique application, the displays themselves are part of the exhibit,” said Ahmad Dahmash, Daktronics regional manager. “The technology needed to serve the needs of the architect and the museum at the same time. We delivered the right product for the needs of both and the result is simply stunning. Itʼs a fantastic showcase of technology and history.”
Due to the architectural elements being one-way mirrored glass, the LED displays needed to be clear and located mere millimeters from the glass. To accommodate potential service needs, the technology was installed on a sliding which allows the LED display to be slid out from the glass to perform routine maintenance.
“There were many challenges to this project from architecture to design to technology,” continued Nashan. “The building is iconic with a very challenging design that reflects nature. Nothing in the museum is flat. Daktronics and Techno Q delivered on this challenge to bring an interactive experience for our viewers.”