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JNLD began working with the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in 1988, in both the recently completed Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Over the last 30+ years, we have lit over 125 new exhibitions and consulted
on numerous projects and lighting system upgrades, including the transition of the gallery lighting from incandescent sources to LEDs. Most recently, we were the lighting consultants for two major capitol projects, which consolidated and expanded the two museums. The first of these, completed in 2006, was the 16,000 sq. ft. expansion of the DWDAM, which provided a new home for the AARFAM, bringing both museums into one building. The second, completed
in 2020, was the 32,000 sq. ft. South Wing Expansion, which added a new entrance, a museum store, a cafe/event space, seven new galleries, and extensive back-of house facilities, including shops for exhibit fabrication, mount making, conservation staging, and
design studios.


“My long association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. To be involved in bringing the stories of Colonial America to life through exhibitions and contributing to the continued growth of the Museums has been a rare privilege.”

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