Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Culture and Arts

Interactive applications as a digital guide through museum exhibits

The Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral has been one of the most important cultural sights in the City of Rijeka for four decades. With its permanent exhibition and many valuable exhibitions from its own or the holdings of other Croatian museums, it is involved in marking important events related to the history and culture of Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and Croatia. The museum is placed in the former Governor's Palace, which is a protected cultural monument and is a place where numerous non-museum activities are held, such as concerts, events, etc.

In addition to the permanent ethnographic exhibition on the ground floor, the first floor of the Governor's Palace presents a cultural-historical exhibition called Through the window of the Governor’s Palace, which reflect the former life in the palace. As the exhibition stretches through the representative salons of the first floor of the palace, the museum has decided to equip itself with interactive kiosks and applications that encourage visitors to explore the rich cultural heritage and former life.

Background

In order to show visitors the cultural heritage in a modern way, the Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka has decided to set up interactive kiosks in the museum lobby and in individual salons / halls.

Challenge

The main challenge was to design the concept and content of our PandoPad solutions for each room which would educate museum visitors and provide useful information about cultural heritage in a multimedia format.

Our approach

The solution needed to be equipped with a package of centrally managed multimedia applications and in the creative part of the project it was necessary to develop visual content and design user interfaces. Since each room told a different story, it was necessary to digitally display the museum exhibit and allow content management from one place.

Solutions

One PandoPad ® TOTEM 32 ”unit was delivered, placed in the lobby of the museum, which represents the cultural heritage with multimedia applications. Interactive units describing the exhibits and the contents of the exhibits were also supplied for each room of the palace. The screens are of the most modern technologies, high brightness, and due to their characteristics they dominate the space. Finally, a PandoPad® Manager system as a central place to manage all content and a large package of PandoPad® Applications specially designed for the contents of each room were delivered.