The Vindolanda Trust’s Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda Fort and Museum tourist attractions in northern England chose interpretive design company Studio MB to tell the story of the Roman army and bring the past to life with digital technology.
The result is a dramatic demonstration of Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years ago.
Both museums make use of the trust’s archaeological discoveries near Hadrian’s Wall, with AV used sparingly but to great effect, showing archaeologists live at work uncovering Roman artefacts, immersing visitors in the life of a Roman solider and telling the story of daily life in Roman times.
“We are very impressed with the quality and standard of the work throughout,” said Fiona Watson, Vindolanda’s finance and information officer.
Integrator Electrosonic continues to support the trust, providing a service contract including preventative maintenance, repairs and round-the-clock technical support across both sites.
Studio MB’s brief for the project was to keep it simple but at the same time ensure that appropriate equipment was used to achieve each exhibition’s objective.
The eventual design of the installation called for 15 Brightsign HD410 and HD810 high-definition media players, four Panasonic PT DZ6700EL projectors for the main images, and two Casio XJA240 compact projectors to provide projection within the exhibits, particularly for the map table where an unobtrusive form factor was essential.
All exhibits with audio are equipped with induction loops for the hearing-impaired, powered by Ampetronic CLD1 loop amplifiers.