The Museum and exhibitions will have a distinctive and consistent house-style. Exhibition themes, design, communication and associated activities will be based on ever-evolving displays of artefacts and collections to ensure variety and interest for all visitors, rather than a static archive. The exhibition design and visual communications strategy should accommodate any theme or display of artefacts that the Museum has to offer. The Museum will actively embrace and implement new media technologies.
Specifically, a website and app will be used to:
- Promote the Museum and outline its purpose and aspirations
- Give an account of the contents and activities in the Museum (this would serve as an introduction to the Museum before a visit, act as a guide during a visit, and be a reference point after a visit)
- Show a calendar of events
- Provide logistical information and useful links
- Tie in with off-site activities and events organised with other groups or solely by the Museum
Accessible on visitors’ personal devices or through Museum hardware, the app and website will be an intrinsic part of the exhibition. In addition to giving information on the exhibits, a digital interface lends itself to a multitude of educational and interactive possibilities which are constantly improving. A strong online application would tie into social media sites and other valuable online promotional platforms. The use of Virtual Reality, 3D Printing and Music Technology will enhance the visitors’ experience. Children will enjoy learning to code as part of the Education available at the museum. Exhibitions and artefacts on the Museum’s site could be “liked” or “pinned” on visitors’ own personal pages.