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Gibson Group steps back in time

Gibson Group’s latest visitor experience work has opened in Australia on the centenary of the event it commemorates.

The Tribute Wall

The Tribute Wall
Photo: National Anzac Centre

The date of the opening ceremony was the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first Anzac convoys to join WWI, from near the NAC site, on 1 November 1914.

The Character Post

The Character Post
Photo: National Anzac Centre

Gibson Group created the Tribute Wall as part of the National Anzac Centre (NAC) in Western Australia, which opened on Saturday with PM John Key among the dignitaries participating. The NAC is one of Australia’s showcase projects commemorating the centenary of Word War I.

As well as the Tribute Wall, Gibson Group created the Character Posts, which explore the stories of 30 Anzacs, six of them New Zealanders. Visitors to the exhibit are issued ID cards, for which Gibson Group developed reader technology to display character-specific content. Information for the characters’ stories was sourced from parties including Archives New Zealand.

The Tribute Wall is a backlit graphic panel wall including three 65″ portrait-mounted touchscreens and six 32″ slave screens, a similar if smaller concept to that Gibson Group has used in some of its exhibition projects in Copenhagen and El Paso. The company recently won the American Alliance of Museums’ Blackaby Award for its work on the EL Paso experience, and has previously won awards including two UN World Summit Awards for its museum work.

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