Museums

‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’ at the V&A Museum

London, UK

The ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’ exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum features over sixty gowns designed for private parties, royal balls and state occasions. Designed by external designer Emily Pugh, and equipped with a projection system engineered and installed by Electrosonic, the exhibition uses giant projected images to showcase and celebrate over sixty years of a strong British design tradition.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center

Raleigh, North Carolina

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The Nature Research Center (NRC) wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest of its kind in the southeast United States. The center is designed to make science a tangible and fun experience that helps visitors understand its practical applications in their everyday lives. With its wide array of unique interactive exhibits featuring audio-visual systems by Electrosonic, the 80,000-square-foot facility offers state-of-the-art labs, research opportunities and live presentations.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Visitor Center

Brooklyn, New York

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) new Visitor Center is located in an energy-efficient structure where visitors can access an array of interactive exhibits to learn about current blooms and plantings, view the garden map and browse the event schedule. Electrosonic provided the audio-visual systems, which included large LCD displays, interactive monitors and flexible AV components that can be easily maintained by BBG staff as the exhibit content is updated.

Fort Nelson at the Royal Armouries

Fareham, UK

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Electrosonic installed the audio-visual and interactive systems to support both the site and individual exhibits at Fort Nelson, home to the Royal Armouries’ national collection of artillery and historic cannon since 1995. The museum design was by Haley Sharpe and exhibit fabrication by Antomic Woodworking.

The Horniman Museum

London, UK

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The Horniman Museum’s “The Body Adorned: Dressing London” exhibition explores the aesthetic choices made in dress and style in London today. Innovative audio-visual methods provided by Electrosonic are central to the exhibit and offer insight into the human body as a canvas, and how it has become part of London life. The temporary exhibition was timed to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics and examines the question: how do you dress the body and why?

Ajax Experience

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Fans of the Dutch football team Ajax are getting a kick out of the new Ajax Experience visitors’ centre in Amsterdam. The new interactive visitors’ centre based in the city centre gives visitors an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be an Ajax player.

Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum

Los Angeles, CA

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Visitors to the 14,000 square-foot Dinosaur Hall in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County experience the wonder of the prehistoric creatures through innovative exhibits enhanced by audio-visual technology. Electrosonic was responsible for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and programming of the Hall’s audio, video and interactive displays.

Parlamentarium

Brussels, Belgium

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The Parlamentarium in Brussels is the first visitors’ centre fully accessible in 23 languages, and uses a variety of interactive multimedia exhibits to take visitors on a unique journey into the heart of the European Parliament and the European Union (EU). Electrosonic provided the main exhibition audio-visual systems for Stuttgart-based designer ATELIER BRÜCKNER, who ingeniously fitted the exhibition into a space originally designed to be an underground car park.

Hitler Letter Exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance

Los Angeles, CA

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The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles acquired an early letter written by Adolf Hitler calling for the elimination of the Jewish people. Written in September 1919, the only document personally signed by Hitler calls for “an anti-Semitism based on reason…[whose]…final aim, however must be the uncompromising removal of the Jews altogether.” Electrosonic created an interactive exhibit to present this letter, which is considered one of most important archival documents in the history of the Second World War.

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

New York, NY

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The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, which explores the political, cultural and social history of New York, underwent a three-year, $70-million renovation that now features a new 3,400-square-foot space. Electrosonic provided the audio, video and control systems for the renovation of the city’s oldest museum. Platt Byard Dovell White Architects and Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership were the design team on the project.