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Anchorage Museum Exhibit

Posted by Carolyn Tusinski on 2018-10-22

Art imitates life. The medium is the message. Nature is inherently beautiful.  Combine these three ideas and the result is “Aiviq & Nanug: Sea Horse & Sea Bear of the Artic,” a new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska using E Ink’s 42” modules, the largest ePaper modules available today.

The black and white photographic look of the 42” modules enhances the stark contrast of water and ice in the Artic environment.  The ink and paper quality of the display emphasizes the rich detail in the Aiviq - Pacific walrus (Odobenu rosmarus) and Nanug – polar bear (Ursus maritimus). Aiviq and Nanug are the Native American names.

“We chose E Ink for our exhibit because of their high resolution paper-like qualities that allow us to display images and data about the walrus and polar bear in a way that appears almost like black and white photographs, yet still permitting us to update the images to tell the story of these two iconic Arctic marine mammals.” Craig Suchland, Associate Director of Media and Technology, Anchorage Museum.

The Anchorage Museum chose the five E Ink 42” displays to tell the story of these marine mammals with images and text.  An app controls the animation of each display – the visitor sees the image, then a box with text appears next to the image.  A contrasting box with text will appear 10 seconds after the first box.  The exhibit is calibrated to pull the visitor into the environment and through the five displays and the end results marries information and art to tell a compelling story of the marine mammals it’s celebrating.

“The deployment of ePaper as part of a museum exhibit, as at the Anchorage Museum, is a powerful illustration of how ePaper – the stuff that Kindles are made of – can be deployed creatively to add value and attract visitors. ePaper delivers digital content while preserving the appeal and unique high resolution appearance of paper”.  Jonathan Margalit, Sr. Business Development Manager, E Ink Corporation.

The exhibit runs through May 12, 2019.  For more information on the exhibit, click on this link:  https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/exhibits/aiviq-and-nanuq-sea-horse-and-sea-bear-of-the-arctic/

Topics: Digital Signage, Smart Museums

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