The Science Gallery Museum

The Science Gallery Museum, located at the University of Melbourne, is part of the acclaimed Global Science Gallery Network. It will serve as a dynamic new model for younger audiences to be interested in science. The project’s main objectives were to deploy a lighting control solution that is cost-effective and provides occupants with a user-friendly interface for setting the lighting scenes. 

The facility is spread across two levels at the Melbourne University Carlton campus. The ground level consists of 2 exhibition spaces and a café, and the lower ground floor is comprised of lecture halls and theatres. The Science Gallery Museum is separated into three main areas: A cafe/bar area, an art gallery, and several learning areas. Casambi wireless lighting control was chosen for the flexibility it gives to control the lighting scheme as per the requirements of that space.

The exhibition space utilizes over 1200 luminaires. RGBW linear light fittings are used to provide general illumination, and tracks are integrated into the ceiling to allow maximum flexibility for lighting up artwork and other displays. On the lower ground floor, continuous curved linear luminaires are used to light up learning spaces. In addition, the long line of light can be broken up into different sections so the room can be rezoned dynamically.

Since project completion, the client has given great feedback for all stages of the project, from design, commissioning, installation, and end-use. Afterglow Lighting was able to coordinate the installation and user experience between the end-user, electrician, and other systems integrators to provide the client with the desired user experience.


Science Gallery Museum


Melbourne, Australia

Lighting Designer 

Steensen Varming


Afterglow Lighting

Lighting suppliers

3S Lighting and Darkon

Casambi nodes



Trevor Mein

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