The Falkland Islands Museum has moved to a new site at the dockyard in Stanley and APi Sound & Visual was tasked to provide all the audio visual hardware. A logistically challenging job, requiring preparation, testing and full set-up in England prior to shipping 3 months before installation. Duplicate equipment was included, much of it adapted, to allow ease of swap-out by museum staff if a breakdown occurs.
At the museum, the installation took place in 2 Galleries. In the 1982 Gallery, a rear projection system, consisting of a 2.3m plexiglass rear projection screen and laser projector, showing a film of local children’s memories and experiences of life during the Falklands War was installed, with 2 additional slideshows screens showing ‘Glimpses of History – Liberation and Legacy’. These have a user interfaces to enable advancing and pausing by visitors.
In the Antarctic Gallery there is a replica hut on display with a soundscape triggered as visitors enter. There is also a movie showing ‘Expedition Memories’ of the 1956-57 trip to Danco Island. The video is shown on a 19″ display unit, with 2 audio handsets triggering the playback.
The work was completed in time for completion of the fit-out in readiness for the museum’s official opening.