Tudor House Museum & Garden

Topic: History Subtopic: General

Case Study

of an Exhibit

by Mark Magidson

Published on August 22, 2011, Modified on October 11, 2011

  • Description and goals

    Working with the local authority client, Exhibition Plus have produced an entirely new interpretation scheme for this 800 year old site. Working with the SCC in house team, architects Purcell Miller Tritton, Focus Consultants, Centre Screen Productions, Atlas AV, Fusion LX and Perks Willis Design – our design aim was to reduce the amount of interpretation visible within each space to a minimum, so as not to hide the unique architecture, whilst still delivering an enjoyable and worthwhile experience,
    to a very wide target audience.

    Included in the interpretation is the Big Show introduction, a range of lenticulargraphics panels (they contain up to 3 visuals that change as the viewpoints moves) and a unique audio visual device that tracks the actual 360 ° movement of the visitor and gives interactive feedback, called GuidA Rotate.

    The greatest challenges to this job was trying to incorporate high technology within this ancient structure. Getting cable runs from our control room in the basement to the various points on the site required close cooperation and assistance from the conservation architects. Our Big Show sono-lumiere introduction required some sensitive sound baffling in the shape of a glass screen on the mistrals gallery to prevent the show being heard throughout the site.

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