Imagineear tour lights the way at Dulwich Picture Gallery exhibition

An enduring storyteller and a master of light, Rembrandt is undoubtedly one of the greatest painters who ever lived. A landmark exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery this Autumn, celebrates 350 years since his death with a display of 35 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings. Every visitor will receive an accompanying self-guided audio guide created by Imagineear and provided on our touchscreen MPti™ tablet devices.

Showcasing Rembrandt’s use of light, the exhibition focusses on the period from 1639–1658, when he lived at Breestraat in the heart of Amsterdam (today the Museum Het Rembrandthuis). Its striking, light-infused studio was where Rembrandt created his most exceptional work including The Denial of St Peter and The Artist’s Studio.

“Dulwich Picture Gallery worked with cinematographer, Peter Suschitzky, to direct a unique and dramatic light experience and as such commissioned Imagineear to create a guide interface with minimum glow and interference from the device’s screen to complement the exhibition spaces.” said Emma Thompson, Creative Development Manager.  “Using the client’s brand guidelines, our designers produced as dark and as unobtrusive interface as possible, while at the same time allowing the visitor to navigate safely through the linear exhibition.”

The exhibition aims to take visitors on a journey from high drama and theatricality, to the contemplative and spiritual, so Imagineear crafted an evocative guide that mixes the narration with original music from a number of contemporary artists including Peter Gregson and Max Richter. Gregson’s composition, ‘Warmth’ plays in full for 4 minutes and synchronises with the special dawn to dusk light show accompanying Rembrandt’s Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb. Max Richter’s beautiful composition ‘The Nature of Daylight’ plays at The Mausoleum stop, with the intention that the visitor will pause and take some time out in this beautiful contemplative space designed by Sir John Soane.

The guide also includes special interviews with Jennifer Scott, Director, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Helen Hillyard, Assistant Curator, both co-curators of the exhibition. Visitors can enjoy Rembrandt’s Light until 2nd February 2020, with the audioguide provided free with each entrance ticket.

 

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For further information please contact:

Clare Cooper-Hammond
Imagineear Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)845 680 7770
clarecooperhammond@imagineear.com

About Imagineear Ltd

Imagineear is a leading provider of multimedia content and technology solutions. We design and produce multilingual content, which we often integrate with existing archive materials, as well as live audio. We publish to smartphones, and to smart devices on-site, working with sports venues, cultural sites and the healthcare sector. In London and Amsterdam we have experienced content, hardware, software and data solution teams. Our goal is to help our clients deliver exceptional value and memorable experiences to their visitors, both on- and off-site. www.imagineear.com

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