The Maritime Museum on the eve of reopening

The Maritime Museum on the eve of reopening from Hypsos London Ltd.

By: Hypsos London Ltd.  28/09/2011
Keywords: museum fitout

 

After four years of large-scale renovation, The Maritime Museum in Amsterdam is gearing up for the official reopening on October 1, when Queen Beatrix will be guest of honour. On October 2, the Maritime Museum opens for the public. Hypsos, a specialist in 3D communication, played an important role in the design and build of many of the Maritime Museum’s exhibits.

The new Maritime Museum is highly attractive and interactive and will be at the forefront of offering compelling historical and educational content.  In thirteen new interactive exhibits, visitors can learn about and appreciate the influence of the sea on Dutch culture. Virtual stories engage visitors and connect them to the rich maritime history of the Netherlands.

There are special exhibits for children, such as ' See You in the Golden Age ' and ' The Story of the Whale '. One of the main attractions is "The Sea Voyage”, which scored 8.5 out of 10 during recent testing. Hypsos played a leading role in the successful installation of this and many other new exhibits.

“The Sea Voyage”
Hypsos developed the "The Sea Voyage" in conjunction with Tinker and MET Studio. “The Sea Voyage” is an exciting virtual adventure where visitors find themselves on a voyage and encounter people and stories behind objects from the museum’s collection. The journey begins in the Storage House at the Kattenburgerplein in Amsterdam, the actual building where the Maritime Museum is now located!  Visitors are thrown back 350 years in time and meet Admiral Michiel de Ruyter.

Overall Production and Realisation: Hypsos
Concept: Hypsos, Tinker & Met Studio
Content Experience: Tinker
3D design: Met Studio
Audio visual production: Tungsten

 

"The Object and Theme” exhibits
 In the Object and Theme exhibits area, visitors can enjoy different experiences such as  the adventure of whaling, the Golden Age, historic ports, and navigation


vof Hypsos | Bruns: overall realisation


About Hypsos
In 1914 Hypsos started in advertising and model making at the Passeerdersgracht in Amsterdam. It is no coincidence, therefore, that in the collection of the Maritime Museum, there are, two ship models produced a long time ago by Hypsos!


Hypsos is part of the multifaceted Hypsos Group, which specializes  in 3D communication. The brand store “Heineken the City” in Amsterdam, the Picasso Exhibition in Abu Dhabi and the Johnson & Johnson Pavilion at the Olympics in Beijing are just a few examples of the creativity and craftsmanship of Hypsos worldwide in the field of museums, exhibitions, science centres and visitor attractions.


Keywords: museum fitout

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