Entries by Annelies

New project in China

NorthernLight won the worldwide competition to design one of the large permanent exhibitions for the impressive new Liao Ning science and technology museum in Northern China. NorthernLight develops and designs the interactive exhibition about Industry and Robotics, that will consist of almost 100 interactive exhibits and displays. The museum will open in the fall of […]

Smart Technology exhibition in NEMO

NorthernLight designed the new “Smart Technology” exhibition in Amsterdam science centre NEMO. The exhibition shows the latest applications and future innovations of light. Themes are healthcare, design, art and fashion. In the fashion area four light dresses are exposed; a dress worn by Lady Gaga, a dress worn by Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) and an […]

Innovative designers in action

International Workshop of IDEA Design NorthernLight is proud to be a partner of the first edition of the International Workshop of IDEA Design Lab (1-8 September 2012). Next week our General Manager Asia Pacific, Jeroen Jonkers, will talk about interactive design and storytelling. Hotel bedroom of the future This workshop is focused on a hotel […]

High Rise Experience in China

Together with Studio Dumbar, NorthernLight made the concept design for a unique ‘high-rise’ visitor experience in Shanghai: life changing, entertaining and iconic. A building can become a symbol if its symbolism reaches beyond itself. Our design makes this tower an icon for a sustainable future, an inspiration for today, a representation of our dreams and […]

Filmmuseum Eye now open!

Filmmuseum Eye was officially opened by Queen Beatrix on April 4 2012. NorthernLight is proud to have designed the collection browsing Pods, the Educational Space and the exhibit furniture for the Panorama Room In the Panorama room visitors are surrounded from all sides by film clips and use seven control touch screens to thematically navigate through the […]

Commandments featured in Dimension Magazine

NorthernLight commandments featured in Dimension Magazine NorthernLight content manager Esther Hamstra has written an article in the latest issue of Dimensions magazine, the magazine for the worldwide science center community. Please check out her inspiring insights in the do’s and don’t of designing interactive exhibitions. Article PDF(500kb, English):  Seven commandments of an Experience Design Company

World’s first science centre at airport designed by NorthernLight

  Since last week passengers at Schiphol airport can visit an annex of Amsterdam’s famous NEMO Science Center. At the airport visitors can find six interactive exhibits that will enthuse both young and old passengers for science and technology. It contains interactive exhibits about topics such as genetics, physics and mechanics. Famous Dutch scientist Robbert […]

Happy New Year

Dear Friends 亲爱的朋友们   The new year of the dragon is upon us and it promises to be a year that will be remembered. 龙年到来了,这是重要的一年,也是会被我们记住的一年。   The year of the Rabbit was fruitful and inspiring. Together we have completed many projects around the globe, we have spoken about amazing plans, philosophized on grand ambitions and […]

Exciting new cultural visitor attraction in Hong Kong

NorthernLight developed and designed the permanent exhibitions Hong Kong’s newest cultural visitor attraction, the Heritage Discovery Centre. Located in the famous Kowloon Park, the Heritage Discovery Centre offers a personal, emotional and interactive way to discover the heritage of the greater Hong Kong region. Heritage Discovery centre The Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) is responsible for […]

Satellite exhibition nears its completion

For Dutch Museum Museon, NorthernLight designed an interactive exhibition about Satellites. This innovative exhibition contains many interactive exhibits about rockets, satellites and space technology. The spectacular centre piece is a metal tube white dome.

NorthernLight cooperates with Master students Media Innovation of NHTV

Challenged to come up with a concept and business case Create a digital experience for Schiphol and Gazelle; that’s the assignment students of the Master of Media Innovation of NHTV University of Applied Sciences in Breda have been working on since September this year under supervision of NorthernLight. For Schiphol the students have been focussing […]

Media Experience Celebrates its 5-year Anniversary

In December of 2006, the Media Experience at the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision had its grand opening. Five years later, it has received over 1 million visitors, well beyond the expected visitor numbers. The collection has grown to over 750.000 hours of sound and vision, and the YouTube channel has had 5 million views. […]

NorthernLight goes to Beijing Design Week

Beijing Design Week This year China hosted the first Beijing Design Week as a part of their efforts to recognise the creative industry and develop the design industry in China. The Dutch Design Generator featured at the event. This was our chance as a creative industry to show our talents and expertise. Dutch design Generator […]

Most successful design in China

DSM headquarters wins China’s most successful design Award 2011 We are proud to let you all know that the design we created, together with partner company Mattmo, for the brand experience at the DSM headquarters in Shanghai has won China’s Most Successful Design Award 2011. Twofold design strategy The brief was to reinvent the public space […]

Unveiling the workmen

Little workmen on the rail yard On Friday 14th of October the exhibition on the rail yard of the Dutch Railway Museum was opened. The exhibition offers a look behind the scenes of the rail yard during the steam area. What happens before a train can leave the station and where does the train go at […]

Backstage at the Zeeland Nazomerfestival in Middelburg

Exhibition Backstage in the medieval Abbey of Middelburg The educational exhibition Backstage is a traveling exhibition currently making its way through the Netherlands. Early September, the exhibition visitited the Nazomerfestival in the city of Middelburg, in the providence of Zeeland. Backstage stood at a prime location at the festival; the medieval Abbey of Middelburg. Students from […]

Voyage of discovery!

New interactive exhibition ON EXPEDITION. From September 16 on, the museum garden of Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden has as if by magic turned into one big exploring-expedition ground. Large expedition cases are placed in the garden. As if a ship has just returned from a distant and foreign country and has left her cargo behind […]

Succesfully uploaded

An Egyptian Adventure Our latest initiative, the digital publisher Follow a Muse, just successfully uploaded their first interactive adventure to the iTunes Store. After lots of positive feedback at the Beijing International Book Fair we hope this will be a great success. From October Amon & Amara will be for sale in the iTunes Store. […]

Talks by Peter Slavenburg

Peter Slavenburg of NorthernLight will give two talks in the coming month: BNO Talks # 9 on September 22 He will present a beautiful new iPad app at BNO Talks # 9 on September 22. https://www.bno.nl/ontwerpers/agenda/6168/6792 www.followamuse.com PICNIC festival on September 15 And he will talk about creating engaging experiences at the PICNIC festival on September 15. […]

High Tech Romans open for public

Send a text message Roman style, build a Roman city, row in a Roman boat or go on a warpath as a soldier: everything is possible in the spectacular exhibition, High Tech Romans. Visit High Tech Romans and experience fascinating Roman technologies at first hand. See how inventive they were and be inspired. This stylish […]

There is more sound than you can hear

Brand new theme hall in the Museon Museon recently opened a new theme room on sound, entitled There is more sound than you can hear. In this permanent exhibition, visitors can perform a number of interesting experiments with sound and enjoy some weird sound effects. For instance, the visitor can draw geometrical patterns with the help […]


On Friday the 2nd of September Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband Professor LLM Pieter van Vollenhoven opened the Information Center Canadian War Cemetery in Holten. The Information Center is an interactive center about the cemetery and about the liberation of the northern and eastern provinces of the Netherlands in […]


Today the installation of the High Tech Romans travelling exhibition began in the museum of het Valkhof in Nijmegen. In the exhibition 35 interactive exhibits will explain how and why several Roman technological developments are still used today. These exhibits are accompanied by displays containing authentic artifacts of Roman developments. The exhibition talks about the innovative […]

Sound, can you hear everything?

This September a new exhibition on the topic of sound will open in the Museon in the Hague. This exhibition is divided in two themes: decibel and frequency. Both of these themes have a very prominent position in the interior of the exhibition. They are explained with many different examples, from simple speech to an extravogent music […]

Dutch app on Beijing International Book Fair

NorthernLight initiated the new digital publisher Follow a Muse. Follow a Muse is a creative producer of interactive adventures for children. Amon & Amara, an Egyptian adventure is the first app of Follow a Muse and currently in development. The first version of the app will be presented on one of the biggest book fairs […]

Are you ready to go On Expedition?

  Within a few weeks you can go on Expedition in the garden of the national museum of Ethnology (Op Expeditie, museum Volkenkunde, Leiden). In this exhibition we will discuss the fascinating 110-year history of the museum. How the objects actually were collected? Which dangers were on the road? How did you interact with the […]

Interactive quests about sustainability

Biodegradable balloons With hundreds of biodegradable balloons being freed out of an enormous globe,  the new building of Environmental Care Centre & children’s farm Weizigt has been opened. This symbolic action reflects the basis thought of the new farm: by building cradle-to-cradle, one contributes to a more sustainable world. This opening ceremony was also the […]

Production for Dutch Railway Museum full steam ahead!

The production of the exhibition “Safety first” for the Dutch Railway Museum is almost done. NorthernLight together with fabricator Vorm & Decor is working on the last details and putting the last pieces of the interactives together. The exhibition is about the safety aspects of traveling by train and it will open on the 30th […]

Opening Innovation Gallery at NEMO

Last Friday, the new Innovation Gallery opened in NEMO. In the exhibition ‘Everyone Electric’ people could touch and determine the first full-electric Nissan Leaf in The Netherlands. The opening was very successful. With more than 300 people, the gallery was stuffed with enthusiastic visitors being excited about the possibilities of electric transport, smart energy-grids and sustainable energy. A dance-act completed the festive atmosphere.