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Museum of Brisbane

Overview

Museum of Brisbane is located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. As the city’s dedicated museum, it features a number of galleries and exhibitions that examine the evolution of Queensland’s capital city and its people. The museum aims to change the way the public perceive cultural institutions by creating rich and dynamic experiences that enlighten and educate visitors.

In an exciting world-first, Museum of Brisbane has collaborated with Berlin based theatre company Rimini Protokoll to create 100% Brisbane, an unforgettable interactive exhibition experience that reflects the stories, attitudes and lifestyles of 100 Brisbane residents.

Being able to use the physical space of the galleries, to be able to tell stories that were of a scale that really captured the imagination of our visitors, that’s where the partnership with Hitachi really came to the fore, because of the ability to use projectors in fun ways. There’s a great technology to be able to play with and adapt to multiple uses.

Phillip Manning, Curator, Museum of Brisbane

Phillip Manning

Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data and interviews conducted with 100 Brisbane residents, this three-year exhibition is a living, breathing snapshot of Brisbane life portrayed through a number of interactive and engaging video displays and films. Museum of Brisbane chose to collaborate with Hitachi by using their extensive range of superior data projection technologies to bring this innovative project to life.

View video on this case study about Museum of Brisbane and their partnership with Hitachi Australia’s Digital Presentation Solutions (3min, 25s).

Challenge: Working within the limited confines of the gallery

Challenge: Working within the limited confines of the gallery

Museum of Brisbane planned to conduct one of the largest social experiments ever conducted by a museum anywhere in the world, this exciting exhibition not only endeavours to uncover the very heart of Brisbane’s story, it also invites visitors to contribute to it through a collection of dynamic displays.

Solution: Hitachi helped to make 100% Brisbane a reality

Solution: Hitachi helped to make 100% Brisbane a reality

Hitachi helped to make 100% Brisbane a reality by providing seven projectors, including their ultra short throw and large venue projectors which were installed with specialised lenses for particular installations within the exhibition.

Result: Hitachi had the products and support that allowed the Museum to push their concept into reality

Result: Hitachi had the products and support that allowed the Museum to push their concept into reality

Through Hitachi’s advanced projection technologies, visitors to the museum are encouraged to get involved and interact with the displays, essentially bringing the exhibition to life.

On the next page, we will explain why Museum of Brisbane plans and needs in creating rich and dynamic experiences that enlighten and educate their visitors.