The original request from the client was to write a proposal to the federal government for funding, outlining the deliverables, costs, and who the development team would include. The proposal was approved and funding for marketing, web development, exhibit design, inter-actives, and educational products was received. I was the lead on this project, managing several suppliers.
Customized solutions for this exhibit included inter-actives that solved the challenge of displaying the documentation and correspondence that tells the details of the story. Previously these very fragile artifacts had been under glass rendering the majority of the content inaccessible.
A new approach to the panel hinges was also implemented to allow the panels to be detached and stored easily as well as reconfigured to fit a variety of floor spaces. Designed to take a minimum of floor space this exhibit has been accommodated in small and larger venues.
The exhibit is now part of the Travelling Exhibit program at the Nova Scotia Museum.
”St Louis: Ship of Fate“ story introductory panels.
The panel bases are covered in metal with a rivet pattern and finish symbolic of the ships hull.
Exhibit panels telling the story of the ship, the Nazi persecution of the Jews and Canada’s immigration policy in the 1930s.
A touchscreen exhibit that allows the viewer to browse through an image bank of photos and documents relating to the voyage.
A touchscreen exhibit that allows the viewer to read key historical documents including enlarging them to make them more accessible.
The eye level touchscreens exhibits are visible through windows cut in the graphic panels.
The graphics are printed directly on panels using a very durable and cost effective printing process.
Exhibit panels telling the story of the fateful voyage and what happened to most of the passengers when they where returned to Europe under Nazi occupation.
A touchscreen multimedia exhibit describing the fateful voyage.
Memorial panels including a list of passengers on the fateful voyage and a panel challenging the viewer to contemplate if and how our immigration policy has changed since this tragic event.
Custom panel joining system designed specifically for this project.