Crown Jewels

We were appointed to create an audio visual walk through experience for Historic Royal Palaces as part of a new exhibition in the Tower of London designed to re-interpret the Crown Jewels in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This immersive experience will be seen by around 2.4 million visitors per year.

“Power Restored” is an animated AV display showing early historical paintings ‘coming to life’ in a grand procession towards the current monarch.  This was a challenge as we had to make paintings that were centuries apart appear to come together in one continuous march. To create this effect we separated the paintings into individual layers and animated them, right down to individual limbs on each character.

“Symbols of Monarchy” is a triptych projection which uses graphically treated rich, historical imagery of the ancient regalia woven together with newly shot 4K resolution footage of the Crown Jewels.

“The Epilogue” film uses a tryptich of monitors to show how the regalia are working treasures used ceremonially throughout the year.

Exhibition Designer: Ralph Appelbaum Associates