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MUSEUMS
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Level 1: The Olympic World
Visitors enter the museum on Level 0 and walk up a spiral
ramp to Level 1, the top part of which features ghostly
images of the Olympic Torch Relay. These are projected
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rubber. Visitors then enter the main exhibition which starts
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showing the origins of The Olympic Games in Ancient
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shows.
Other exhibits which make striking use of AV on Level
1 include the “Olympic Torch,” the “Historical Timeline”
and the “Best of Opening Ceremonies.” The Torch exhibit
includes the actual torches, interpreted by six 22-inch
touch screens, and a projected image showing the lighting
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front and back projection. Flames are projected onto the
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by Sutton Vane Associates. The Timeline exhibit uses
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year and see a compilation of contemporary images. The
spectacular opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games
get a substantial showing in a three-projector panorama,
which is the “Finale” of Level 1.
Metaphor of London prepared the masterplan for the new and greatly enlarged exhibition,
and Mather & Co of Wilmslow did the detailed design, which makes extensive use of AV and
interactive techniques. Electrosonic designed the AV system under subcontract to Centre Screen
of Manchester, the media producer, and carried out the system engineering and integration
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The museum is on four levels. The top level houses the TOM Café, with views over Lake Geneva.
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The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, re-opened to the public
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The Olympic Museum speaks of “an innovative museum layout covering
more than 3000 sq m (32,000 sq ft) that takes you on a multidimensional
journey across the Olympic Universe... With over 1000 objects and 150
screens the experience awaiting you is totally immersive, highly detailed
and incredibly vibrant.”
Part of the Summer Olympics area, showing three of the four big screen images.
Photographs:
• Ghostly images projected on the ramp up to Level 1
• The “Welcome to Olympia” exhibit
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• Finding a “Best Story” in the Winter Games area
• “Bienvenue au village” spelled out with boarding
cards, with suitcase videos in the foreground
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Level 0: The Olympic Games
This is divided into sections covering the Summer Games,
the Winter Games, the Paralympics and the Youth
Olympics. Each area is well supported by interactive
displays which give detailed information, eight surround
screens and relevant artifacts such as sports clothing and
sports equipment.
The Games exhibit areas are sited around a central space
which houses the “Big Show” on this level. Called “Inside
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blended projectors) which envelops the audience. While
it includes highlights from many Olympic Games, it also
explores the athletes’ experience and attributes, with
such themes as “pain” and “determination.”
Level -1: The Olympic Spirit
Visitors are welcomed by a display themed on aeroplane
boarding passes and suitcases, which emphasizes
how the Olympic Village can appear anywhere in the
world. Many topics are covered by the exhibits on this
level, most with AV interactive support. They include
“Fairness,” “Science and Technology,” and “Body, Will
and Mind.” An exhibit called “Words of Olympians” allows
visitors to “meet” athletes and hear what they have to
say. This is achieved by the provision of 20 AV stations
with 22-inch LCDs playing continuous programs. Audio
is delivered by handset, and seating is provided.
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