Titanic exhibition still drawing in new people 25 million visitors later
Imagineear has created an audio guide in Dutch and English for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which is currently in Amsterdam. Despite having been viewed by 25 million people in countries from Singapore to Estonia, there is still huge demand to experience the century-old maritime tragedy.
The Titanic exhibition has recently arrived in Amsterdam. The Titanic has a Dutch connection, with three passengers from the Netherlands losing their lives when it sank. One of the passengers, Jonkheer Johan George Reuchlin, was there to evaluate the Olympic-class liners of which Titanic was a part. High-up in the Holland America Line, part of the same group of corporations that owned the White Star Line, Johan was given a free ticket. Unaware of his fate, his American counterpart waited for him at New York Harbour.
Stories like these have fascinated millions of visitors across the world. And bringing the voices to life is where Imagineear’s audio guides come into things. Dutch visitors hear the stories of passengers and crew, emotively acted in a full production, accompanied by sound effects and music. A guide has been designed for children with a specially written script, selected stories and information about objects.
Visitors can also take a behind-the-scenes look at how the objects are cared for. French conservator Stephane Pennec is interviewed for the tour. Having Stephane talk through the conservation of the exhibition’s iconic objects means that visitors can easily understand the complex processes that him and his team use.
Andrew Nugée, CEO of Imagineear, said: “We’re delighted to be able to work on Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition again. Having firmly cemented its place as one of the great travelling exhibitions of all time, it’s fast becoming a historical event in and of itself. It’s the personal stories that the extraordinary artefacts tell that give it its universal appeal. Our guides provide a way of really bringing these stories to life. As in Singapore, it was vital that we chose strong voice actors, commissioned a well translated script and found emotive sound effects to strike the right tone. We’re proud to be able to help tell the story of the Titanic in the Netherlands and to continue our relationship with this iconic exhibition.”
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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
About Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is produced by RMS Titanic, Inc., a subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. It serves as the exclusive steward of RMS Titanic which tragically sank on April 15, 1912. The Company is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Ship, wreck site and all her passengers and crew through educational, historical, scientific and conservation based programs.
More information about Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition in Amsterdam is available here.
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