The multimedia and audiovisual attractions specialist Holovis is to work with the British Museum in London to provide technology allowing it to bring to life the stories of ancient mummy.
The company will supply AV integration as part of new Ancient Lives, New Discoveries exhibition, which opens on 22 May. In partnership with the museum’s technical staff, Holovis will install a mix of screens and projectors to create an engaging experience for visitors and convey the exhibition’s key content, whilst being sympathetic to the human remains and real life stories featured. The mummies selected for the exhibition cover a period of over 4000 years.
“To make the management of all the AV systems simple and easy for the museum team to operate and maintain, we are creating a custom control system, allowing them to move around the space with a wireless touchscreen device and control everything from one location,” explains Holovis CEO Stuart Hetherington.
Previously Holovis worked with the British Museum on its successful international touring exhibition Mummy: The Inside Story, for which it created a 3D 4K-resolution theatre that immersed the audience in the “virtual unwrapping” of a 3,000-year old mummy (as pictured below). The exhibition toured from 2011 to 2013, visiting venues in Virginia, Brisbane, Mumbai and Singapore.