Museums

Vindolanda & Roman Army Museum

Northumberland, UK

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The Vindolanda Trust’s two tourist attractions, ‘The Roman Army Museum’ and ‘The Roman Vindolanda Fort and Museum’, deployed audio-visual technology to dramatically demonstrate Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years ago. Electrosonic was the AV Systems Integrator for the exhibition displays, under contract of Edinburgh-based exhibition designer Studio MB. Electrosonic continues to support the Trust, providing a service contract, which includes preventative maintenance, repairs and 24/7 technical support across both sites.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Alloway, Scotland

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The National Trust for Scotland recently completed a major development bringing all the Robert Burns related sites in Alloway, Scotland, together. Principal among these sites is the Burns Cottage, which for many years has represented the nucleus of the museum, and a brand new museum building; together they represent the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Event Communications designed the museum exhibition, and Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team began the project as their audio-visual systems designer. After a tender process, Electrosonic was also appointed as the AV systems integrator, working directly for the National Trust for Scotland.

The National Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia, PA

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The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) reopened its doors in a stunning new 100,000-square-foot building on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. NMAJH is the nation’s only museum dedicated solely to telling the story of Jews in America from their arrival more than 350 years ago to the present day.

National Maritime Museum

London, UK

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The National Maritime Museum opened its new £36.5m Sammy Ofer Wing, housing ‘Voyagers, a permanent gallery dedicated to helping visitors gain a richer understanding of Britain’s maritime heritage at the beginning of July 2011. The gallery was designed by Real Studios, with audio-visual creative direction by the Light Surgeons. Electrosonic was selected by the museum to supply, install, commission and provide warranty of the audio-visual hardware. Special tools used during the project include 3D projection drawings and pixel mapping.

Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, NY

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Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York reopened with extensive audio-visual upgrades by Electrosonic that offer visitors a renewed focus on the history of moving image production and the future of film and video art. Designed by Josh Weisberg of Scharff Weisberg in New York, the museum now provides even more insight into the production, promotion and exhibition of moving images through its unique collections, interactive exhibitions and versatile theater and screening rooms.

Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle

Dover, UK

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Situated in the network of 60-meter long secret tunnels, 26-meters deep underground behind the famous White Cliffs of Dover, English Heritage’s “Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk” makes extensive use of audio-visual technology to recreate the drama of the Dunkirk evacuation. Denmark based Kvorning Design & Communication designed and produced the new attraction and Electrosonic was the AV systems integrator. Kvorning selected Electrosonic to work with them from the initial design stage, to help validate design ideas, until completion. Throughout the project Electrosonic faced some difficult tasks, including dealing with the underground climate and projecting images into spaces where no surface is straight.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Fans racing to be among the first visitors to the new NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina will discover some of the most cutting-edge AV technology supporting the interactive motor sports attraction.  Working with an aggressive schedule, Electrosonic provided AV systems for the Belk High Octane Theater and more than 100 exhibits as well as interior and exterior giant video displays and supporting sound systems.

Guinness World Records Museum

Hollywood, California

Hollywood Boulevard has always been a magnet for tourists who converge on the avenue to view its iconic sights, and now they have a new attraction to engage their attention.  The Guinness World Records Museum’s interactive Planar video wall, provided and installed by Electrosonic, uses gesture-based technology to capture the movements of passers-by and animate unique custom characters in 3D space.

Kennedy Space Center "Exploration Space"

KSC, Florida

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Exploration Space, the first attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to examine the future of space exploration, combines live theater, interactive exhibits and new media components to engage and inform audiences about the next 20 years in space exploration. Electrosonic provided the AV systems for the exhibit designed by BRC Imagination Arts, Inc. in collaboration with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Electrosonic team designed, integrated, programmed and installed the exhibit’s entire AV system, including projection, audio, video and show control.

China State Shipbuilding Pavilion at Expo 2010

Shanghai, China

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Its arc structure resembling the keel of a ship, the China State Shipbuilding Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China showcases the nation’s time-honored history of shipbuilding and is one of the few pavilions that will remain as a museum after the Expo concludes.  Electrosonic provided the extensive audio, video and show-control systems for the pavilion that enable visitors to explore the role of shipping in China’s past, investigate exciting concepts for future floating cities and farms, and simulate navigation.  Electrosonic was challenged to deliver multi-image and edge-blended displays onto unusual surfaces; and furnish immersive interactive experiences for visitors.