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Boulieu Museum

Prize(s) Winners in Visitor Experience & Museum Exhibition
Company Anna Turra Lighting Design
Lead Designers Anna Turra
Other Designer's names Aline Klimas, Cecilia Goes
Client Instituto Pedra
Photo Credits Nelson Kon/Acervo Instituto Pedra
Completion Date April 2022
Project Location city of Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Entry Description

Boulieu Museum was conceived inside a restored building in the historic city of Ouro Preto, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Dated from early 20th century, the building and was formerly an asylum, with eclectic architecture, being part of the historical and artistic heritage of Brasil since 1938 (declared by IPHAN). The pieces exhibited come from a private collection of multiple types of baroque pieces, made of different techniques and materials and gathered from all around the world during a lifetime by the Boulieu couple, from small to big sculptures, paintings, furniture and silver itens. The Lighting Design in Boulieu Museum pairs with the concept of the exhibition architecture: that of being on purpose detached to the restored elements of the architecture, being clearly an intervention, but also in dialogue with the original space, which was achieved with pendant systems. In addition, the directional and precisely pointed lighting brings specific mood into the rooms, creating contrast and enhancing the characteristics of the baroque pieces.
Sustainability Approach

We have specified low energy consumption and durable lighting fixtures manufactured with optimal optics in our own country, from Lightsource Lighting, manufacturer from Brazil (
Company Description

We create lighting searching for the proper atmosphere of each project, with artistic and technical approach walking together in constant research of solutions. Years of experience collaborating in different contexts such as music concerts and festivals, theatre plays, exhibitions and architecture have given to our practice an expanded way to approach lighting possibilities.