BEYOND THE MUSEUM’S OBJECT. ENVISIONING STORIES
CNR ITABC and E.V.O.CA. srl in collaboration with the Hungarian National Museum of Budapest
Under the CEMEC European project, Connecting European Early Medieval Collections, a novel kind of multimedia installation has been created for an exhibition that will be travelling across European Museums until the end of 2019. It is dedicated to the Kunágota sword, belonged to an Avar warrior of the 7th century A.D., currently preserved in the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest, where the installation has been already on display, from the begin of March until mid May 2017. The installation is conceived to be connected to the museum’s collections and consists in a holographic showcase integrated in a projection wall. In the showcase, the real artifact is shown and thanks to the virtual projection on and around it, it is brought back to life: the public can watch and listen to fragments of its story, evoking characters, events, voices. Thus, the visitors' experience is enhanced through detailed visualization, virtual restoration, contextualization, storytelling and dramatization of the object.
The concept and the realization have been developed by CNR ITABC - VHLab in collaboration with E.V.O.CA. and the Hungarian National Museum of Budapest.
Keywords: museum’s communication, education in cultural heritage, holographic showcase, emotional storytelling, design of user experience.