Mauritshuis, The Hague

This world-famous art museum is home to Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and View of Delft; Carel Fabritius’s The Goldfinch; and Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, to name a few examples.

Challenge

To source a robust device to support multimedia tours for the museum’s permanent collection tours and, also, for use in enhancing on-site temporary exhibitions, like that of the Brazilian artist, Vik Muniz. There was also a need for groups visiting the permanent collections.

Solution

For the first two requirements, Imagineear’s MPti™ device was the answer.  A touch-screen player which supports music, hi res images, video clips and additional layers of information on exhibits that is sturdy enough to go on tour on multiple occasions.  For the group tours, when quantities were needed but with excellent functionality, we recommended our cost-effective MediaPacker™ (MP™).

What We Are Proud Of

The Mauritshuis has taken 100 MPti™ devices for the permanent collection tours and 60 more in time for the Vik Muniz exhibition – which includes meticulously created 3D copies of the backs of well-known paintings from museum’s treasures – and 120 MediaPacker™ players, which is set to rise to 200 in total.

Photo credit: Johannes Vermeer, Meisje met de parel (Girl with a pearl earring), c. 1665 Mauritshuis, Den Haag