Museum of Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image contains computer-based interactive exhibits as well as the nation’s largest collection of objects related to the film and television. Glowing objects bring light to otherwise dark exhibits, causing space to disappear into the dark. Colored lights highlighting the walls subtly underline the space’s perimeter. Deep blue lights, embedded in the walls, accentuate interactive displays and make them easily recognizable.


L'Observatoire International provided the lighting design of the museum spaces and exterior of the building facade

Location Queens, New York, USA
Date Completed 2011
Architect Leeser Architecture
Client Museum of the Moving Image
Type Museums + Cultural Institutions Performing Arts Centers
size97,700 ft2 / 9,000 m2
Status Built

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Project Leader Eleni Savvidou
Project Team Papon Kasettratat
Photo Credits Studio Dubuisson, Stefan Hagen