Museums

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.

The Hong Kong Wetlands

Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Wetlands Park occupies 61Ha (150 acres) next to Tin Shui Wai, a new town in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It is alongside Deep Bay on an important bird migration route, but while birds are a major element of the park, the overall focus is broader, looking at the importance of wetlands for mankind and wildlife. Electrosonic engineered the principal AV and computer interactive systems, under sub-contract to Beck Interiors, the main exhibition contractor.

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.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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The new Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center orients visitors to the park, features exhibits that place the Battle of Gettysburg in the larger context of American history, preserves the park’s massive collection of Civil War and Gettysburg artifacts, and showcases the famous, historic Cyclorama painting.

Electrosonic provided design support to AV designer Bob Haroutunian of PPI and supplied and installed the AV equipment for the 139,000-square foot facility, which is operated in partnership with the non-profit Gettysburg Foundation, replacing the former visitor facilities located at Cemetery Ridge.

Muhammad Ali Museum

Louisville, Kentucky

Electrosonic scored a knock out at the new Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky where it teamed with Cortina Productions of McLean, Virginia, which managed production of the exhibits’ AV components, to supply the AV hardware and control systems employed throughout the Center and in numerous exhibitions spanning Ali’s life. In addition to providing and installing the audio-visual equipment, The Muhammad Ali Museum also secured an all inclusive service contract with Electrosonic.

The Center for Empowered Living and Learning (The CELL)

Denver, Colorado

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Visitors to Denver’s new Center for Empowered Living and Learning (The CELL) are plunged into a multimedia experience designed to explore one of the most important issues of our time: the threat of global terrorism. Through museum-wide audio, video and control systems furnished by Electrosonic, visitors follow The CELL’s dynamic inaugural exhibit, "Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: Understanding the Threat of Terrorism.”

The Science of Survival Exhibition Crosses the Pond

Worldwide

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The Science of Survival is a thought-provoking exhibition that makes imaginative use of interactive techniques. It was considered so important that two identical exhibitions were built in the United Kingdom and United States. While both were designed in London, construction was carried out simultaneously in the UK and USA. Electrosonic Ltd (UK) designed the AV system and built the AV system for the UK based exhibition, which first appeared at London’s Science Museum; while Electrosonic Inc (USA) built and installed the AV System for the USA based exhibition, with its first appearance at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.

The National Cold War Exhibition

Shropshire, U.K.

Sited at RAF Cosford in Shropshire (UK), the National Cold War Exhibition is part of the RAF Museum. This outstanding exhibition makes intelligent use of audio-visual techniques to augment and interpret the physical exhibits. Electrosonic was the principal AV systems integrator.

Beeld en Geluid – Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Hilversum, The Netherlands

Hilversum is the major center of broadcast media production in Holland. Its Media Park is now home to the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid. Beeld en Geluid looks after 70% of the Dutch Audio-Visual heritage, comprising 700,000 hours of material. The building contains the archive in an underground vault; above ground, research facilities and public areas are housed in a huge cube decorated with striking images.

The Ashes and Snow Art Exhibition Journeys the World

Worldwide

Ashes and Snow is an exhibition of photographic artworks by Canadian photographer and filmmaker Gregory Colbert. The exhibition debuted in 2002 in Venice, Italy; it consists of more than 100 large-scale photographic artworks, one 60-minute film and two 9-minute films exploring the natural interaction between man and other animals in their own environments and on their own terms. Colbert’s images attempt to recover a lost time when man and other animals shared a common language.

Newseum - The News is Alive on Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington DC

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A seven-level, high-tech interactive museum, the Newseum traces the history of news reporting from the 16th century to the present. Originally located in Arlington, Virginia, the Newseum is now at the Capitol end of Pennsylvania Avenue. With most of the video displays and audio systems provided by Electrosonic, it boasts 250,000 square feet of exhibit space and includes 14 major galleries and a 4D time-travel experience.