In 2016, the French cultural organization Culturespaces communicated on its first agreement with Barco on the supply of 170 video projectors to enable immersive multimedia experiences at Carrières des Lumières museum in Les Baux-de-Provence and Atelier des Lumières in Paris. Today the two companies are announcing a renewal of their successful collaboration: for the next three years, Barco will remain the exclusive provider of projectors for Culturespaces’ existing and future projects.
Founded in Paris, France, in 1990, Culturespaces is the largest private organization managing public French museums and one of the key players in Europe’s cultural landscape. What makes the Culturespaces art experiences so distinctive is the adaptive re-use of old public spaces and the transformation of these infrastructures into stunning giant video canvasses. According to Bruno Monnier, CEO at Culturespaces, their mission is "to make art more accessible to a wider and younger public. With the creation of our unique inclusive digital experiences, based on video, music and interactivity, we want to invite visitors of all backgrounds for a fascinating immersive journey into the artistic universe.”
The coming three years, Barco will be the sole projection technology partner for Culturespaces' world-wide digital art exhibitions. In the short term, the firms have agreed on the delivery of 168 new laser projectors and a service contract covering the entire equipment fleet. "The quality of the digital exhibition depends largely on the quality of the projection. So we need the best of the best, and Barco really stands out for us as they offer the full package. We engage and co-create with each other and look together for the best solution that reinforces the content and expresses the art the way we intended to,” states Augustin de Cointet de Fillain, Director of Culturespaces Digital.
Barco and Culturespaces share the same vision when it comes to deploying stunning visitor experiences. Together we can team up towards immersive digital story-telling and dynamic multi-media exhibitions, changing the global museum experience forever.