Kenny was also giving me some tips for the Showcase. We were discussing producing a leaflet for visitors to take away. I had also thought about this earlier as a compliment to the presentation slides and poster. Probably A5 bi-fold or a tri-fold leaflet.
On the way home I visited the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge to view their exhibition – Game of Crowns: The 1715 Jacobite Rising. What relevance I hear you ask. Well a while ago Kenny suggested we visit exhibits to get ideas for our showcase. In January I visited the National Museum of Scotland to research and think about topic specific displays. They have a good multi sensorial approach to most of their exhibits, which really appeals to me and I want to try and achieve this. See post in January.
The Game of Crowns exhibit had a good amount of audio and light weight portable stools for use by visitors. I was able to sit and hear audio through a handset on several stands. However the most relevant for me was the music exhibit. This was an AV screen with speakers audible throughout the room. It featured an animated lyric text section, a fixed text paragraph, an audio line graphic and audio of singers such as the wonderful Sheena Wellington of Dundee singing the songs in the text. I would really love to achieve something similar but with headphones for my Showcase.
Game of Crowns is free to visit and is on until the 10th of May 2015: http://www.nls.uk/news/archive/2014/12/jacobites-exhibition