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I am working on a project with Southampton City Museums to create a
kiosk-based exhibition on one of the city's historic buildings, the
Tudor Merchants Hall. The kiosk will (initially) be just a PC
operated with a mouse in one of the galleries of the Museum of
Archaeology. The 'exhibition' includes a lot of historical
information and images of related objects and documents to give
context to the story of the building. This supporting information
will be 'layered' to keep the main narrative at a reasonable length
and in order to leave it to the visitor to access more detailed
information if they want to. We will be using Opus' Illuminatus to
create the installation.
I'm interested to hear from any museums, libraries or archives who
have installed something similar in their organisations. What
software did you use? How did you judge the right length for the
installation, in terms of time taken to read text/view images or in
terms of the number of slides or screens? Have you noticed an
increase in interest in the building and/or collections related to
it? Are visitors responsive to this kind of exhibition? Did they
want to know more?
Any feedback based on your experiences would be much appreciated.