Lending Technical Expertise at The British Museum
Integrated Circles, the audio visual specialist has helped bring to life the secret passion of one of Britain’s greatest crime writers.
The London based AV experts have installed a range of their highly sophisticated equipment in the British Museum to enhance its current exhibition “Agatha Christie and Archaeology: Mystery in Mesopotamia”.
This hugely popular exhibition has already attracted hundreds of visitors and is set to run until March 24, 2002.
The exhibition examines how one of the most popular crime writers of the 20th century became interested in archaeology, the areas of excavation where she worked and how this experience affected her writing.
To ensure visitors are given a realistic insight into this secret life, Integrated Circles have installed five screens and projectors that relay in fascinating detail the excavation sites of Mesopotamia where Agatha Christie worked alongside her future husband, the archaeologist Max Mallowan.
The installation of the company’s latest product, the Compact VideoStore, ensures continuous, high quality sound and video from a single piece of solid-state equipment, gives staff peace of mind and allowing them to concentrate their efforts on visitor queries and observations.
This exhibition will show people how the experiences of the archaeological digs in the Middle East gave Agatha Christie the impetus to write some of her best known books including Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, Appointment with Death and most particularly Murder in Mesopotamia.
“This has been a great project for Integrated Circles to work on” commented Project Manager, Caroline James.
“The projection of fascinating footage in a wonderful setting has enhanced what must be one of the most creative and enriching exhibitions open to the public in London this winter.”