Natural History Museum, Joanneumsviertel, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria [2013|03 – ongoing]
We created 20 exhibits for the permanent exhibition of the Natural History museum, which was opened 2013, in cooperation with Graz Children’s Museum Frida & freD, bogner.cc and the Universalmuseum Joanneum.
One pivotal point for exhibitions with many multimedia exhibits is the ability to monitor and control all the exhibits from a central point. For this purpose, we developed a scalable client-server software solution, called xCocos. You can find more about this system in the section “xCocos Server“.
Like the permanent exhibition at the Natural History museum, exhibitions can consist of various exhibits with different technologies. With an especially developed framework for the permanent exhibition, single exhibitions can be created in a consistent way. With the development of numerous multimedia exhibits and our monitoring and controlling software we can offer in-a-box solutions.
In the following you find some of the exhibits of the permanent exhibition:
The company Ansperger constructed and built various mechanical exhibits for the Natural History Museum in Graz. We created seventeen computer exhibits to explain the different work benches with pictures, audio and video. Several technologies were applied to achieve this aim, such as RFID, microcontrollers, etc.
ELEVATION MODEL OF STYRIA
The Elevation Model of Styria at the Natural History Museum Joanneum Quarter three-dimensionally shows Styria on a scale of 1:37,500 with a size of 6 x 6 meters. This historical elevation model has been extended by a multimedia orchestration for the permanent exhibition of the Natural History Museum, in cooperation with Graz Children’s Museum Frida & freD, bogner.cc and the Universalmuseum Joanneum.
The production contrasts the history of the relief with current geographic techniques, in particular the geographic information system (GIS), a computer system to store various geographical data. GIS data of Styria is directly visualized on the historical elevation model.