Interactive Multimedia Installation for Powell-Cotton Museum
Museums are stimulating environments which provide opportunities for learning and broadening of education. A range of multimedia approaches offers a cost-effective way of providing a broader range of information about the themes of an exhibition, and enhancing visitors' experience by helping them to understand and appreciate more fully what they are seeing. Interactive applications make it possible for visitors to compare and contrast objects, to examine works in detail, to see views of an object otherwise obscured, to choose to explore more information in a self-determined way, and to test their knowledge through games and quizzes. A modern interactive touchscreen installation created by three multimedia technology and design graduates is currently being exhibited at a unique exhibition of Angolan culture at the Powell-Cotton museum in Thanet. The installation is part of the distinctive exhibition of Angolan culture entitled Tala! Visions of Angola and it features archive film, newly commissioned photography, contemporary Angolan art and multiscreen projections offering an insight into Angola old and new. The installation was developed as part of the final year project under the supervision of Ania Bobrowicz and Jane Milton, Honorary Lecturer at EDA, in partnership with Kate Moore, the curator of the exhibition.