Lightbox Toolkit

Documentation on the Lightbox Gallery for collaborators



Templates and Tools

Project Archive

Welcome to the Lightbox

This toolkit provides information on the technical specifications and equipment available in the Lightbox Gallery.

The Lightbox Gallery is an open ended experimental space in the Harvard Art Museums dedicated to projects and artworks that use new media and emerging technologies to explore the museums' collection. It is located in room number 5000 and is the only public gallery on the the fifth floor of the museums. It opened on November 16, 2014.

Lightbox Gallery from Harvard Art Museums on Vimeo.

About the room and technology

The Lightbox in an idle state

There is a wall of nine screens on the east side of the Lightbox Gallery.

There are two fixed projectors hanging above the nine screens, facing the wall of shades on the west side of the Lightbox Gallery.

Both workstations are controlled from a wireless keyboard in the Lightbox. USB ports are available for uploading project files.


Learn more about the Lightbox and its history

“In Focus: Lightbox Gallery” Index Magazine. Published May 5, 2017. Consulted August 14, 2019.

"What remains invisible? Building infrastructure and collaborative spaces in the Harvard Art Museums." MW2016: Museums and the Web 2016. Published February 1, 2016. Consulted August 14, 2019.

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