Issue 28



12 September 2019

The award for the Best Application of AV in an Exhibition or Display places the exhibition, trade show, museum, gallery and display specialists in the spotlight.

Outstanding projects in this category will not only engage and amuse or inform their audiences, they will address the client’s needs for conservation, maintainability, sustainability and longevity.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa – Te Taiao Nature Exhibition

The Te Taiao Nature Exhibition is a three-year project and the most significant change to Te Papa’s exhibition spaces the museum has embarked on since opening in 1998. It is a modern, content rich, dynamic, immersive and bilingual exhibition in both English and Maori. It is a heavily interactive focussing on learning for all ages, ideas of extinction and identity and also has themes of Maori spirituality and connection. The exhibition interweaves the themes of interpretation of nature through both Maori knowledge systems and Western science.

The panel were very impressed at the seamless integration and the sheer invisibility of this substantial installation of AV technology, as it takes a distant back seat to the engagement and content of the exhibits. 

The judges found the consideration of sustainability, maintenance and monitoring in every aspect of the AV installation, to reflect an exhibition thoughtfully designed for smooth operation over the long haul.

The success of the exhibition is reflected by visitor numbers increasing well beyond expectation and the shift in demographic distribution towards the target audiences of under-35s, families and Maoris.

Ampd Electronics – Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster Audio

The project entailed the design, installation, programming and commissioning of a new audio system Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster: Next Generation, at Warner Bros Movie World. The install coincided with the introduction of new projection, visual and animatronic effects. By using networked amplifiers and loudspeakers, the control architecture provides complete end-point monitoring, which enables the system to report faults or issues with any devices within the ride envelope.

The 2019 AVIAs, proudly sponsored by Bose Pro


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