Commissioned by the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and moored within Belfast’s iconic Titanic Quarter, HMS Caroline is the last remaining ship of the Battle of Jutland – the largest ever naval battle where 250 British and German battleships were lost.
AY-PE was the sole AV and multi-media designer for the exhibition delivering 21 media installations including an immersive (18m long) audio-visual experience, a multi-user touch table, touch screen interactives, ambient sound-scapes, audio tour, liquid labels and a virtual gaming environment.
Our digital experiences help make the HMS Caroline experience utterly unique – bringing the actions, decisions, human endeavour and emotion of the ship’s history to life aboard this incredible floating museum. We were honoured to work on such an immersive project alongside designers Petrichor Associates and are delighted that it’s a finalist for this Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019 prize.
This is the second year in a row that an AY-PE collaborated project has made the shortlist for the globally recognised award, with Brooklands Museum ‘Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed’ incorporating our digital media experiences, being amongst the top five attractions recognised for the Art Fund award in 2018.
The winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize will be announced at a ceremony at the Science Museum in London on Wednesday 3 July 2019 – fingers crossed!