Museums

“Scotland’s Time Lords” at Our Dynamic Earth

Edinburgh, UK

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“Scotland’s Time Lords” honors the Scottish scientists who laid the foundation for the modern paradigm of plate tectonics. Three new interlinked galleries take visitors from an 18th century themed classroom with magic blackboards and talking portraits back through Deep Time to the Big Bang and beyond. Fifteen years after providing the complete audio-visual system for the Our Dynamic Earth attraction, Electrosonic returned to help bring “Scotland’s Time Lords” to life, providing the design and systems integration of the AV elements.

Beyond Rubik’s Cube

Jersey City, NJ

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“Beyond Rubik’s Cube,” opened in Jersey City, New Jersey, to celebrate 40 years (in 2014) of the colorful Rubik’s Cube in a traveling exhibition with audio-visual design, integration and installation by Electrosonic. The 7,000 square-foot exhibit, with 24 areas featuring AV support by Electrosonic, is set for a seven-year international road trip after 11 months at Liberty Science Center.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bristol, TN

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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, celebrates the 1927 Bristol Sessions with exhibits featuring audio and video systems provided by Electrosonic. The historic sessions featured nineteen performers raising their voices in song, and marked the commercial debuts of the legendary Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter family. Located in Bristol, Tennessee, the 24,000-square foot museum uses multiple theater experiences, interactives and artifact displays, to tell the story of these historic sessions.

Discovery Park of America

Union City, TN

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Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee, offers visitors a world-class entertainment and educational experience with more than 70,000-square feet of exhibits on nature, science, technology, history and art. Electrosonic was brought on board by fabricators Maltbie, a kubik company, to provide audio-visual equipment for most of the ten exhibit galleries in the three-level space of the new Discovery Center.

The Olympic Museum

Lausanne, Switzerland

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The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, recently reopened after a two-year renovation with new audio-visual and interactive systems that take visitors on what’s been called “a multidimensional journey across the Olympic Universe.” Electrosonic designed the AV system under subcontract with media producer Centre Screen Productions, and handled the system engineering and integration under a separate subcontract with Paragon Creative.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

New York, NY

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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is an educational institution honoring victims of both the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 1993 bombing. The historical exhibition uses artifacts, photographs, and media to explore the background leading up to the events and examines their aftermath and continuing global implications. Electrosonic provided the audio-visual systems for the museum, which is primarily located about 70-feet below ground in the footprints of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis, Tennessee

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The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis reopened following a renovation, which added new spaces, films and interactive audio and video exhibits. Marking 50 years since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the museum retains the iconic Montgomery Bus, sit-in lunch counter and Memphis sanitation truck. Working closely with exhibition designers Howard+Revis Design Services, Electrosonic provided the AV design, installation and programming.

Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Stirling, Scotland

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The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 was one of the most decisive battles of the First War of Scottish Independence. Leading up to its 700th anniversary, the National Trust for Scotland’s new Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre in Stirling has become the first in the world to use fight choreography and motion capture techniques to immerse visitors in a realistic 3D battle. The complex projection system was designed by Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team and engineered and installed by Electrosonic’s Edinburgh office.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Hyde Park, New York

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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, has reopened after a three-year refurbishing of the building which FDR gave to the nation through the National Archives. Working under exhibit fabricator Explus, Electrosonic provided audio, video and multimedia programs, plus interactive touchscreen exhibits.

Stonehenge

Wiltshire, UK

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The new Stonehenge exhibition and visitor centre makes dramatic use of high resolution projection technology to help visitors explore one of the world’s most important prehistoric monuments. Located just 1.5 miles from Stonehenge itself, the centre is the first phase of English Heritage's £27-million project to transform the visitor experience of this iconic site.