Newangle have created a collection of films for the British Museum’s first major exhibition focused on underwater archaeology.
The exhibition displays the recent finds of Franck Goddio, founder and president of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM).
We produced an opening large scale film projection, which gives visitors an exciting taster of the experience awaiting them. The narrated film introduces the underwater archaeology undertaken in Aboukir Bay and the rediscovery of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, including stunning footage taken by Goddio’s team retrieving some of the incredible objects on display in the exhibition.
In addition to this we also produced a series of films featuring incredible and fascinating footage of the underwater discoveries. Including the raising of the Stela of Thonis-Heracleion, the 5 meter colossal figures of the Ptolemaic King and Queen and the remains of the majestic Temple of Serapis.
Ice Age Art at the British Museum celebrates some of the oldest known sculptures, drawings and portraits created across Europe between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago.
An atmospheric video installation created by Newangle incorporates images of paintings found in caves at Chauvet and Pech Merle. Portraits of horses and lions move across rock like surfaces of a darkened room as if lit by the light of a fire.
'Ghost Princess' is an intimate audio visual experience that places king George III and his family at the heart of the story of the palace. Achieved through projections, images of the occupants, reflections, words and shadows appear as the visitor walks around the palace.
A soundtrack of the story is played on each floor, the higher the floor the later the era in the story until the visitor reaches the top and finds the solitary princess living with her maid.
Opened in May 2010 the spectacular new Galleries of Modern London with their stunning exhibits, engaging interactive displays, and fascinating objects tell the story of London from 1666 to 2012.
Capital Concerns is a 6 user interactive where a 6m digital representation of the Thames runs across the gallery with a stream of icons that float down the river. Visitors can unpack the icons to reveal issues that affect Londoners past and present.
The entire Charles Booth Map of wealth and poverty can be explored in a large interactive. Visitors can zoom in and out to view details and select from a number of hotspots to see translations of his journals along with contemporary photographs.
In April 2015 the Angry Birds Activity Park opened in the Europolis Shopping and Family Entertainment Centre in St Petersburg, Russia. Newangle produced an interactive game, two linear films, an immersive environment, audio points and provided onsite sound mixing to the client Fort Group.
Children visiting the park can run through an obstacle course and find out which bird they are most like, watch a film showing birds in nature doing hilarious things, travel into the minion mine in a shaking elevator and bump into the pigs in the mirror maze.
Newangle consulted on and produced three large-scale projections for this major retrospective.
“The Firebird” combined specially shot footage of a ballerina with archive photographs and graphic effects edited to the music from the ballet.
It was projected on the walls of the North Court closely integrated with the lighting and one of the enormous original backdrops for firebird ballet.
The ‘Inspiration Wall” presented an evocative motion graphic animation of images, artworks, and places that inspired Diaghilev.
Newangle acted as audio-visual consultants for the entire exhibition, from the initial design stage through to final installation, all the AV was seamlessly integrated into the setworks with close collaboration with the 3D Designers Drinkall Dean.
In 2007 the domed interior of the Reading Room at the British Museum played host to the first in a series of major blockbuster exhibitions.
Over the last 5 years Newangle has contributed to several of these outstanding shows.
Treasures of Heaven, 2011, small screens and projections explored various relics in detail to reveal their hidden treasures.
The National Charter Monument in Bahrain is a striking new building that contains an impressive exhibition designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates exploring the history, culture and environment of Bahrain.
Newangle were commissioned to design and create 57 interactive exhibits. To name just a select few of the digital experiences encompassed in this large exhibition: Visitors can ripple the waters of a virtual water pool, rotate a 3D model of a dhow to see how it was built and turn pages of a digital poetry book to hear voices reading atmospheric poems. A huge video wall displays the results of visitors votes for the most important actions of Bahrainis
Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014 (showing May 2014 – mid March 2015) traced the development of the fashionable wedding dress and its treatment by key fashion designers. The exhibition highlighted the histories of the dresses, revealing fascinating details about the lives of the wearers and offered an intimate insight into their circumstances and fashion choices.
Newangle was commissioned to create an AV projection incorporating photographs of brides wearing the dresses exhibited on the mezzanine floor of gallery 40. Inspired by the floral motif of a wedding veil shown in the exhibition, Newangle treated the photographs and created an animated lace-style transition. The photographs and animation were projected into the four apses of the domed ceiling allowing visitors to view both the dresses and their wearers. A celestial atmosphere was created through use of an ambient soundtrack selected by Newangle.
The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army explored one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century, giving an insight into China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, and his legacy.
The exhibition included a number of the world-famous terracotta warriors from Xi’an, China, which were buried alongside the First Emperor in readiness for the afterlife.
The exhibition was presented in a temporary conversion of the famous round reading room in the centre of the museum. This enormous space had a 5 metre high cyclorama running around the whole space, which was articulated with eleven video projections (displaying a seamless 180 degrees), and some gobo lighting.
The video intended to deliver historic context and portray a sense of the real scale that can be experienced at the Terracotta Army Museum in Xi’an.
Newangle created 37 AV, interactive and soundscape exhibits for the new Southampton SeaCity Museum.
Opened April 2012, the museum offers visitors an interactive experience to explore the stories of the people of Southampton and its maritime history across two permanent galleries.
A temporary exhibition space currently showing 'Titanic The Legend' considers how the story of the Titanic has been researched, interpreted and presented.
A focal point in the museum is the Inquiry Show, a huge two projection AV across two walls in a courtroom environment. Transcripts from the British inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic are used with archive photographs and motion graphics to create a captivating radio-play style drama that considers the factors that led to the disaster.
The Medieval Gallery takes the visitor on a journey across more than a thousand years – from Anglo-Saxon settlement in the 5th century, through Viking raids and the Norman Conquest of 1066, to the splendour and bustle of England’s 16th-century capital, and the dramatic results of Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Newangle were commissioned to produce the audiovisual software exhibits for the new Medieval Gallery. The software includes a video projection onto an oval table that tells the story of the development of Medieval London throughout the period and an audiovisual installation about the Black Death that uses multi projection and immersive 3D soundscapes.
Newangle produced several interactives, projections and a 3D soundscape for this new gallery housed on the ground floor of Elizabeth’s old hospital which now forms part the UNISON Centre on the Euston Road.
Six interactives are placed within a graphic lectern that runs around the gallery following the themes – ambition, perseverance, leadership, equality, power in numbers and making our voices heard. The interactives focus not only on Elizabeth’s story but social struggle from 1830 to the present day.
In the centre of the exhibition a large multiuser interactive allows visitors to select from over 100 eminent British women and read a biography about each. A 3D soundscape played out of eight speakers brings the old entrance hall to life with atmospheric effects and anecdotes of life in the hospital.
Haileybury is an independent school in Hertfordshire founded in 1862. The school is proud of its history and has a number of prestigious alumni, including British Prime Minister, Clement Atlee; Nobel Prize for Literature winner, John Rudyard Kipling and Playwright, Alan Ayckbourn. The school invited Newangle to create an outdoor digital tour of its extensive grounds.
A series of physical posts around the school grounds display QR Codes that enable visitors to access information on their phone or tablet. Key historical events from the last two centuries can be explored through text, image and voice. Each content post allows visitors to understand different aspects of the history of the school in the context of national and international history.
This special exhibition explored the life, love and legacy of Rome’s most enigmatic emperor, Hadrian who reigned AD 117–138.
Newangle were commissioned to create an introductory film and immersive projections for the British Museum’s temporary exhibition in the Reading Room.
A pre-show film introduced the themes and questions explored in the exhibition, hinting at the contradictions of Hadrian’s personality and reign.
Inside the exhibition large-scale projections explored the breadth of Hadrian’s empire through landscape imagery of Britain, Italy, Spain, Egypt and Israel and contrasted climates and terrains. Imagery included iconic buildings
Fashion Rules Re-styled is an all-new dress display at Kensington Palace. The exhibition focuses on different periods in the wardrobes of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales, offering a glimpse into the era-defining style choices of these three royal women.
Newangle were asked to produce four projected films, that focused on the ‘New Look’ glamour of Princess Margaret in the 1950s, the elegance of HM The Queen in the 1960s and 1970s, and the tailored drama of outfits created for Diana, Princess of Wales in the early 1990s. Using beautiful archive imagery and stunning close up detail of the dresses on display, the films explore how these women navigated the fashion ‘rules’ defined by their royal duties in unique style.
Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames is a special exhibition to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 75th anniversary of the opening of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
Working with Land Design Studios, Newangle produced three single screen animations telling the fascinating story of Livery Companies, the gruesome 1852 Great Stink and the intriguing tradition of Swan Upping.
A large video projection stretches the length of the exhibition showing imagery of the river, portraits of individuals and objects associated with it through the ages.
This temporary exhibition explores Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897 from the point of view of those who celebrated it. The exhibition has been designed by ACME Studios and features an innovative video installation by Newangle.
The installation uses multiple projections to illuminate a large sculptural form made up of hundreds of gauze strips. These strips are arranged in a large diamond shape allowing visitors to walk inside and view a specially constructed animation. The installation gives a sense of being amongst the crowds of onlookers celebrating in the streets, as Queen Victoria passes by in her carriage.
This exhibition showcased a selection of 100 Italian drawings from two world-class collections, the Uffizi and the British Museum.
2 large-scale projections and 2 small screen presentations were positioned in close proximity to selected drawings so comparisons could be made.
They provided an additional way to experience and understand the drawings by exploring the processes involved and show the paintings that were produced from the drawings in their locations in Italy.
Sky customers are invited to head behind the scenes for red carpet glamour at Sky Backstage. Newangle were commissioned to develop two interactive experiences to delight Sky's valued guests.
We developed a huge interactive wall where guests could create digital paintings by making whole body movements and gestures.
Guests are also invited to walk the red carpet to strike a pose at the paparazzi wall where their photos are taken and displayed on a bank of large screens. Guests are given a card with a unique code that gives them access to their picture on the Sky website.
'Scott's Last Expedition' opened on the 20th January 2012 marking the centenary of Captain Robert Falcon Scott reaching the South Pole and his tragic death.
At the heart of the exhibition is a representation of the interior of Scott’s hut which still stands in Antarctica today. In the centre of the hut is a table where the main activities of the team took place. A projection onto the surface of the table, created by Newangle, shows some of those activities. Visitors can see the table laid for the last festive meal with seal soup on the menu or covered in maps and scientific specimens collected.
Another projection shows the race between Scott and Amundsen to reach the pole.
'Our Londinium 2012' opened in June 2012 as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme, Stories of the World.
The exhibition is situated in the Roman gallery and explores the parallels between Roman London and today's modern capital.
An animated wallpaper projection draws visitors into the Museum giving a subtle taster of what is to come. The Thames river takes a central role in the animation, as it has done in London's long history, linking three historical periods which are featured in the Museum: the Prehistoric age, Roman London and London as we all know it today.
The touchscreen interactive features a 3D cross-section map of modern day London. A number of Roman objects hover on the map and users are invited to select them and find out about their stories through photos, explanatory text and videos made by Junction, the museum's youth panel. The interactive brings London's Roman history closer to us by drawing a relationship with London as we recognise it today.
Four touchtable interactives explain the key developments that led John Harrison to create the most important timekeeper ever made. The programmes follow his developments over a 30 year period and each is linked to one of the 4 timekeepers he devised.
Chapters of this life are revealed via key artefacts which allow the visitor to access text, extracts from his diary, quotes, images and technical animations.
The exhibit won the 2006 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museums Exhibits from the Society for the History of Technology.
This major exhibition explored seventeenth-century Iran through the reign and legacy of one of its most influential rulers, Shah'Abbas I.
Paintings, carpets, calligraphy, porcelain, and silks produced during Shah'Abbas I reign were displayed, many of which had not been seen outside of Iran before.
Newangle created large-scale projections to bring the architecture found at four key sites in Iran to the British Museum - Isfahan, Ardabil, Mashhad and Qum. In a tranquil square within the exhibition visitors were invited to sit on benches and marvel at the scale and intricate decoration of the buildings.
Shakespeare: Staging the World is a temporary exhibition in the British Museum's reading room which provides a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city, seen through the innovative perspective of Shakespeare's plays.
London as it was around 400 years ago was brought to life through contemporary performance and amazing objects drawn from the Museum's collection and across Europe. Newangle filmed poignant monologues performed by actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company which were integrated seamlessly into the exhibition in the form of single and multi screen displays, projection and audio points.
Cadbury's 'Purple Planet' is part of the Cadbury World visitor attraction in Birmingham. In this state-of-the-art interactive exhibition visitors can chase a Cadbury Creme Egg, grow their own cocoa plant, and stand in digital raining chocolate.
Newangle were commissioned by Event Communications to create an innovative exhibition that faithfully captured the Cadbury brand using a high level of interaction.
Newangle created an audio-visual presentation for the introduction space. It welcomes visitors aboard the Purple Planet, nine planets can be seen, one glowing Purple. As the screen zooms in to take a closer look visitors are amazed to see the Purple Planet being unwrapped and revealing our earth is made of chocolate
Film installation celebrating Her Majesty The Queen, and her predecessor, Queen Victoria, as the longest serving monarchs.
Newangle created a moving portrait film installation across eight screens using high quality paintings, archive photographs and film footage. Visitors were able to compare both monarchs throughout their long reigns — from the strikingly similar coronation portraits to the largely unchanged ceremonial duties and the changing global stage where they represented Great Britain.
The exhibition drew parallels between the lives of the two queens, reflecting on the importance of the reign of Queen Victoria, whose life is explored in a permanent exhibition in the palace room where she grew up.
'A Family in Wartime' opened on the 5th of April 2012 at the Imperial War Museum.
Through the eyes of the Allpress Family, it tells the story of how ordinary people braved the challenges of life on the home front during the Second World War.
An impressive model of the Allpress family home created by Cyril Mcann, husband to Betty Allpress and Senior Model Maker for IWM, sits within an exhibition pod.
Newangle consulted on the integration of audiovisual media into the V&A's critically acclaimed exhibition 'Surreal Things', which was subsequently re-designed for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Newangle produced various programmes that ranged from ambient video loops of clouds to animated sequences and projected recreations of objects long since lost.
Max Ernst's, 'A Bed for Dreaming' was displayed in an enclosed space, behind it our media gave the illusion of shadows appearing to be cast by the bed then growing and animating across the wall.
In a £30 million building designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, the National Waterfront Museum Swansea opened its doors in October 2005. Celebrating Wales and its industrial heritage, the museum has more than 100 audio-visual exhibits, 36 state-of-the-art interactive displays, and hundreds of artifacts to tell the story of Welsh industrialization.
Working in close partnership with exhibition designers Land Design, Newangle took the role of lead creative and project management company for all the audiovisual productions at the Museum.
The 'Power of Money' interactive allows visitors to explore a series of shop interiors from different time periods. Visitors can explore virtual objects by dragging them into a shopping basket, the real objects are in a showcase in front of the interactive while a 3D soundscape delivers further information in dual language.
'Communities' is a gesture based interactive where the visitor can select an object by pointing at the projection, rotate it in real time and choose to unpack stories about it
In 2009 Hampton Court Palace opened its 'Heads & Hearts' exhibition to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne. Visitors are invited to participate in the king’s wedding to his sixth wife, Kateryn Parr.
Newangle were commissioned to produce five audiovisual installations, which used costumed actors and extras to convey the atmosphere of Henry’s court on the wedding day, from the bustle of the morning to the marriage ceremony itself.
In the Council Chamber four living portraits of courtiers debate topical political issues and exchange gossip, while the shadowy figure of a female ghost serves as a reminder of Kateryn’s unhappy predecessors.
A monument for the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan that pays tribute to his commitment to the natural and cultural life of the United Arab Emirates.
Newangle were commissioned to design and produce 45 AV exhibits to engage visitors in UAE’s history, geography and botanical desert landscape.
They include various types of media such as single and multi user interactives, animations and bespoke atmospheric soundscapes. All exhibits in the SZDLC are bilingual: Arabic and English.
The Time Galleries and Weller Astronomy Galleries are part of the Royal Observatory's spectacular £15 million redevelopment which also includes the Peter Harrison Planetarium and Lloyd's Trust Learning Centre.
Newangle were commissioned to create a series of audiovisual interactives that provide a hands-on learning opportunity for the broad range of museum visitors.
Visitors can watch an immersive projection that explains how the Universe was formed, try their hand at launching a space probe, explore the milkway to find space objects through a physical telescope and get answers to the big questions about space science from eminent UK Astronomers.
Mossley Mill is a former flax mill outside Belfast, which has been converted for use as an office space and leisure facility by Newtownabbey Borough Council. It includes a Heritage Gallery, which houses machinery and artefacts relating to its industrial past.
A 10-metre projection and soundscape fills the wall behind an original preserved spinning machine where archive film, stills and sound recreate of the industrial life of the mill.
Visitors can explore the history of the mill on four content rich touchscreen interactives, Production, People, Place and Past & Present incorporate archive images and text with edited extracts from oral history films and audiotapes featuring former members of the mill's workforce.
Newangle created evocative films for the British Museum’s first major exhibition to examine the full history of Celtic art.
An opening film played out as a vast projection on the walls of the introductory gallery, a scene-setter for the experience ahead. Covering over 2,500 years of history, the film highlights how Celtic art and identity has been revived and reinvented over the centuries across Britain, Europe and beyond. Juxtaposing exceptional objects from the exhibition against contextual imagery and landscapes, the film evoked distinct eras, from Greek and Roman times and the Iron Age to Medieval, Victorian and contemporary times.
The closing film illustrated the cultural aspects of the Celtic Revival. Visitors were immersed in communal events and celebrations of Celtic cultural identity. The film focused on how the Celtic cultural revival fed particularly strongly into national identities in certain countries, and is still a living culture connected with language, music and other celebrations.
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the unique and fascinating story of the Order from its origins in eleventh century Jerusalem, through to its role today with St John Ambulance and the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.
Newangle worked with the museum's curatorial team and Metaphor to produce 10 audiovisual programmes for the redisplay. The films include a four screen timeline that spans the key events of more than 900 years of the Order's history, a tour of the inaccessible parts of the building such as the Priory Church and purpose shot interviews with St John Ambulance staff.
The Clocks and Watches galleries at the British Museum explore the development of the clock from the first medieval mechanical timepieces through to modern precision time keeping.
Newangle were commissioned to produce two techinically accurate 3D animations to help the visitor understand the five basic elements of mechanical timekeeping and apply these principles to other clocks in the gallery.
The first animation is based on a 1890s hunter pocket watch and the second is the Cassiobury Park turret clock.
Each animation is situated beside the respective timepiece it represents.
The permanent exhibition hall, set amongst the hangars at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, tells the story of the Cold War, from national, international, social, political, and cultural perspectives.
Newangle produced a series of audio-visual exhibits that focus on key aspects of the Cold War such as the Berlin Airlift, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Space Race.
An immersive audiovisual presentation about the Cuban Missile Crisis reflects the dramatic tension of the crisis. The audience listens to the story while seated at a circular table surrounded by 12 video screens. A projection onto the table shows animated maps, graphics and video along with a dramatic countdown. The dramatic experience is enhanced by lighting and sound effects.
The exhibit won 'Large Visitor Attraction of the Year' award at the West Midlands Excellence in Tourism Awards 2007.
Newangle created several films, interactives and audio points for the Florence Nightingale Museum.
The films were a mix of archive material and purpose shot interviews with nurses, nursing specialists and historians.
The interactives included a replica of Florence's nursing register from the Crimea. The entire book is digitised and the visitor can leaf through the pages, read the original entries along with a full transcription. Additional content includes stories and images of some of the nurses in the book.
Audio is delivered via a stethoscope placed on a hotspot. 40 of these hotspots are arranged around the gallery and deliver narration, quotes from Florence and atmospheric ambience.