Project : Royal College of Music Museum
Location : London, United Kingdom
Year : 2021
Interactive experience through 500 years of musical history
The new museum is superbly curated and gives an insightful overview of the vast 15,000 item archive. The Orpheo Touch allows visitors to greater immerse themselves into the rich history of music. Visitors using the large 5.45″ multitouch screen can watch musical performances and demonstrations of instruments held by the archive. The multimedia features and ability to zoom and swipe help aid visitor interaction and engagement with the items on display. Automatic triggering of points of interest creates a seamless visitor immersion. Visitors are able to discover information about points of interests simply by walking in front of the display. Museum highlights include Original musical scores by Mozart, the world’s oldest guitar made in 1581 and the clavichord, the oldest surviving keyboard instrument with strings.
Learning spaces and programme of temporary exhibition
As well as offering visitors a fantastic insight into the history of music, the Royal College of Music Museum also provides an important additional learning space for RCM students. Musicians studying at this renowned institution will have access to instruments and resident experts.
The Royal College of Music Museum will also host a programme of temporary exhibition where visitors can learn how art and music came together with the first Musical Portraits in Bohemian London (1870-1930). The temporary exhibition will run until 8 January 2022.