Wall of History up for Prize
Wellington’s Gibson Group is up for a global award for its 12-metre multimedia touchscreen display “Wall” designed to tell Copenhageners — and let them add to — the story of their city. The multimillion-dollar, nine-month project — commissioned by the Museum of Copenhagen — is New Zealand’s finalist in the e-Culture and Heritage section of the World Summit Awards, to be judged in Hong Kong this month. The interactive display is in a custom-built container and fronted with special glass that does not reflect light and can withstand the city’s weather. The wall has about 1, images, including of items discovered in the museum’s archaeological dig, and had captured the imagination of the city, Gibson Group exhibitions producer Brett Tompkins said. “The museum gets about 2 visitors a day and this wall gets 2 a day. People are engaging with the history of their city in a far more accessible way,” Tompkins said.