RLMG and NMC: Developing digital interactives for exhibitions

November 27, 2015

What’s a music festival experience without singing and playing instruments?

NMC has been working with Richard Lewis Media Group based in Boston, on the development of some exciting digital interactives for our exhibits in Studio Bell. Through these hands-on experiences, visitors from beginners to advanced musicians will be able to rock out to their favourite made-in-Canada music.

Channel your inner rock star through instrument interactives. Credit: Natalie Marsh.Channel your inner rock star through instrument interactives. Credit: Natalie Marsh.

RLMG is a leader in this field having created experiences at the California Museum, the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, and locally at YouthLink and the Calgary Police Interpretive Centre that recently opened in September.

Last week, NMC exhibitions and programming staff headed to RLMG’s head office with our lead exhibitions designer from Haley Sharpe Design to check out how the development of these interactives is coming along.

Touchscreens in the main level’s Drop In Zone will help visitors plan their visit, check out current events, and learn about NMC’s award-winning building.

As well, visitors will be able to hear the personal stories of some of the donors and community partners who helped make NMC possible.

Aside from these touchscreens and interactives, there will be so much more to experience once NMC’s new home at Studio Bell opens in summer 2016.

“With such an exciting mix of education and art, this is a uniquely gratifying project to work on.” — Greg Sprick of RLMG.

About the Author

Marcy Belva

Marcy has been at NMC since November 2015 as the School Programs Administrator. Her passions include museum education, crafting, animals, and science. She is currently trying to become a comic book nerd, despite being in her late 20's.

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