Sunderland's New Look Museum gets AV overhaul
New look museum gets AV overhaul
Audio visual specialists Integrated Circles have installed a broad range of its highly specialised systems in the new look Sunderland Museum to enhance the many exciting displays which are set to capture the public’s imagination when it opens this Summer.
As work continues on the major redevelopment of this great Victorian building, Integrated Circles has been working behind the scenes to install a range of audio visual equipment throughout the museum.
Integrated Circles own VideoStores and SoundStores, both designed and manufactured in house, built for reliable long term replay of video and audio are a prominent feature of the many exciting displays which are currently being created for visitors.
Innovative sound and lighting effects, video monitors and large screen displays will complement the many artefacts within the museum and will be used to tell stories through pictures and sound.
Alongside all these is a range of touchscreen interactive displays which have been designed to capture the imagination of young and old alike and will allow visitors to discover more about the social and natural history of Sunderland and the surrounding area.
Integrated Circles has been working very closely throughout the project with designer Laury Redman whose company Redman Design is responsible for the £2.5 million design of the new look museum.
Run by Sunderland City Council the museum is situated in the heart of Sunderland itself and originally shared its facilities with the main city library. Once the library moved into its own new premises, the museum was given more space to develop. Through the redevelopment the designers and contractors have been working hard to create a museum of local and national interest.
Eight new galleries charting the history of women’s lives in Sunderland through the ages, the geology of the local area and beyond and dedicated textile and pottery displays, have all been enhanced by the technology introduced by Integrated Circles.
Founded in 1977 Integrated Circles has been involved in many award winning projects both in this country and abroad and have been the creators of many spectacular displays at sites across the globe. Examples of their innovative installations can be found at Newcastle Science Museum, the Scottish Whisky Association Visitor Centre and Wicklow Gaol Museum, Ireland.
Rob Smith, Project Manager at Integrated Circles, said: This has been a very exciting project to be involved with and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with such an interesting range of enthusiastic professionals who have all contributed towards the redevelopment of this fantastic building.
“As audio visual specialists we understand how important it is to work hand in hand with your fellow professionals to create a visitor attraction to capture the public’s minds and imaginations.
“In Sunderland we believe we have achieved this. As the company responsible for running the audio visuals within the museum we have an important role to play in the future of this fantastic facility and sincerely hope its visitors appreciate and enjoy the work we and many others have done during the past 12 months to develop a museum which looks set to become one of the main visitor attractions in the North East.”
About Integrated Circles
Integrated Circles specialise in the design, manufacture, project management, installation and maintenance of audio visual systems and interactive displays. VideoStores, SoundStores, lighting dimmers, amplifiers and control systems area among the wide range of own brand products manufactured by Integrated Circles specifically for use in museums and visitor centres.