Since 2015, the Sea Museum of the Magdalena Islands exhibits the skeleton of a sperm whale in its large hall. It is within the framework of a general project of provision of digital tools that the museum wished to highlight this unique heritage. Thus, the museum of Quebec has asked the agencies 44 Screens and Black Artick to develop a playful, interactive and educational exhibition of augmented reality for the benefit of adults and children. And the sperm whale from the Magdalen Islands comes alive! For the first time in Canada, Google’s TANGO technology has been used in a museum, the result is impressive.
The bilingual exhibition highlights the following topics: Human history, hunting and the transformation of the resource into by-products, the science and physiological evolution of the sperm whale and its environment, the sociological aspect, the ethics and cultural traditions, the arts and the creativity of visitors.
The exhibition is also an opportunity to educate new generations about biodiversity issues. Therefore, taking the role of several specialists, young visitors discover what a sperm whale is, how it lives, but also the impact of humans on the lives of sperm whales.
Video credit: Imagin’Air Island
Project in collaboration with 44 Screens.