19. September 2016
Alicia (Producer) and Peter Key (Sound Designer) attended train manufacturer Severn Lamb’s workshops recently. The purpose of the visit was to conduct audio tests on the train mock-ups for the Mail Rail attraction at The Postal Museum.
Mail Rail is a new visitor attraction opening next year, where visitors ride through the underground tunnels of London’s hidden railway.
28. July 2016
Centre Screen has recently been appointed to work on a new AV and interactive multimedia development project for Nano Nagle Place. Situated in Cork city centre, the historic 18th century site of the South Presentation Convent and School is the iconic birthplace of Nano Nagle – founder of the Presentation Congregation in 1775.
Honora “Nano” Nagle came from a wealthy family and was educated on the Continent, due to laws forbidding schools for Catholics in Ireland. Upon her return, she was horrified to witness the plight of the poor and began her own charitable work.
After opening seven schools for children in Cork city, Nano Nagle realised that a group was needed to continue her work after her death. After introducing the Ursuline Sisters to Ireland she went on to found the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1775, with three companions.
The 3.75 acre site features historic buildings, a walled garden, a graveyard and the tomb of Nano Nagle, and already attracts visitors from around the world, including people who have been educated and influenced by the Presentation Congregation.
The Presentation Sisters have made the decision to develop the site, preserving the heritage and ethos of Nano Nagle and the new development will offer a sacred place for contemplation and reflection, in addition to creating a new sustainable resource for the Cork community.
Centre Screen are developing and producing an exciting mix of AV and interactive multimedia content for the Heritage Centre, including a multi-touch world map showcasing the widespread work of the Presentation Sisters, with an accompanying large-scale multi-projector AV exploring the city of Cork during the 18th Century.
18. March 2016
Centre Screen has recently been appointed to work on an exciting and unique immersive experience for the SS Great Britain Trust which will be opening a brand new museum in Bristol in early 2018
The main attraction that we are producing takes visitors on a journey of Brunel’s work and life experiences, offering a unique insight into this legendary man and his contributions to Industrial Britain.
This AV will offer an innovative way of exhibiting Brunel’s projects and provide an exciting transition into the world of 1840’s Bristol.
For more information about the new museum and visitor experience visit: http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/about-us/being-brunel/what-is-being-brunel
28. August 2015
We are always aiming to create unique visitor experiences using new technologies. We already create immersive interactive environments for clients around the world but the Virtual Reality platform gives us the ability to transport users to the other side of the world, experience historic moments in time or even teleport them to different planets! Virtual Reality, using headsets such as the Oculus Rift, is the latest technology we are developing to create innovative immersive experiences. Watch this space!
26. August 2015
We are delighted to be part of the team working on the European Parliament’s new museum: the House of European History in Brussels.
Working alongside exhibition designers Acciona Producciones y Diseño and Tamschick, as part of a European team with Meyvaert from Belgium, Nous from Austria and DJW from Hampshire, Centre Screen will be responsible for the production of the audio visual and interactive media for the new visitor centre, which is set to open to the public in 2016.
The permanent exhibition’s main focus will be to provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about European history of the 20th century and the history of European integration, as viewed from a broad historical perspective.
Recognising the linguistic diversity of Europe, all of the content will be produced in the 24 languages of the European Union.
You can learn more about the project on the European Parliament’s website here.
Image credit: Acciona Producciones y Diseño S.A. ©European Union
30. June 2015
Centre Screen are delighted to working with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich once again for a temporary exhibition: ‘Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire & Revolution’. We are producing a series of AV exhibits for the exhibition, which is set to run from November 2015 to March 2016. Telling the fascinating story of 17th century London through the eyes of one of its most famous witnesses, the films present some of the most significant events Pepys recorded in his diary and explore the atmosphere of the time. Audio guide content further allows visitors an insight in to the life and personality of the man himself through a series of diary excerpts.
18. June 2015
Centre Screen has recently been awarded the task of recreating one of the most ambitious feats in modern medicine: the first recorded public dissection in Scotland. We are working with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, designers Campbell & Co and AV consultant Douglas Bolton, to create a multi-projection immersive show hosted within a purpose built Anatomy Theatre.
The exhibit is based on the incredible story of David Myles who, on 27th November, 1702, was hanged for incest with his sister. Almost 313 years later, this exhibit will produce a modern-day digital representation of Mr Myles’ post mortem, that took place at old Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh, over 7 days, presided over by the great physician Archibald Pitcairn.
Archibald Pitcairn will be brought to life as the narrator of the show, guiding visitors through the 7 days of dissection using fascinating anatomical archive illustrations and highlighting the amazing advancements made in our understanding of the human body, still benefitting modern surgery and medicine today.
The Anatomy Theatre is part of the Lister Project, a £4.2m redevelopment of the Playfair Hall Museum and surrounding areas. The project is Heritage Lottery funded and is designed to improve physical and intellectual access to the College site.
For more information about the work taking place at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh please head to their website.
16. June 2015
We are currently working on a project for the National Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth, ‘Commemorating Gallipoli – HMS M.33’. The project aims to explore the Gallipoli Campaign- one of WWI’s lesser known theatres of war and the role of HMS M.33, a significant and rare surviving naval vessel, now restored and listed as part of the National Historic Fleet. We are privileged to be working alongside the client and designers Petrichor to create a number of exhibits which will explore the working lives of the crew that served on this ship during this campaign. Our exhibits include a series of AVs and an immersive audio visual experience telling the story of HMS M.33 and her role in the Gallipoli and Dvina River campaigns.
You can read more about the National Royal Navy Museum and the M.33 project on their website, here.