Night at the Museum – CEMEC showcase

In April of 2017 we showcased our cross culture timeline to our partners in the CEMEC project. Our partner Lynda Mulvin (School Of Art History & Cultural Policy UCD) hosted the European partners in Dublin with some help from the Noho team. Our showcase was the first event of a successful few days featuring talks, presentations, tours and workshops.

The showcase event was in the beautiful Rotunda room of the National Museum and both Wim Hupperetz (Director of the APM and CEMEC project) and Raghnall Ó Floinn (Director of the National Museum of Ireland) gave short talks stressing the importance of cooperation, connections and accessibility in the modern museum. Other attendees included ambassadors from the Netherlands, Hungary and Spain, as well as interested parties from the heritage community in Ireland.

It was a very proud moment for the Noho team on a number of levels. Firstly, the alpha release of our timeline illustrated to the Museum and the community here, the power and potential of employing digital tools to explore objects and heritage in Ireland, and what better venue to do so, than in the Rotunda of the Museum itself. On another level we were thrilled to bring our European partners to Dublin, a chance for us to show off this wonderful city while getting some great work done. We have been hosted by our partners in many different cities across Europe on various EU projects but this was our first time hosting here in Dublin.

It was also a chance for us to highlight how important EU funded projects are for a SME like ourselves. They provide a framework for us to work with teams in large research institutions (CNR, Fraunhofer, INRIA, Athena) and with great Museums and Universities. But most of all, we get to tell stories that span all the way across Europe and get hands-on access to its most important treasures. There are of course many different voices and points of view within a European network but generally as a consequence we get a better result, a deeper emphatic understanding of our partners culture/history/heritage and make friends and lasting relationships with people across the whole field.

We are now working towards the first exhibition of the CEMEC project in Amsterdam in September. We will be busy with the timeline and  busy creating a film telling the story of early medieval Europe.

Ba mhaith linn buíochas a ghabháil leis an Ard Mhuséam as ucht an rotunda a chur ar fáil dúinn. We’d also like to thank Lynda and Anna for hosting and organising such a great few days.

ONE Fine Day in Kentucky

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After months of preparation, we’re delighted to say that the interactive digital experience “ONE Vision” opened on Sunday morning in Lexington, Kentucky.

Noho, in partnership with Lotus Media, created all content for this 10,000 sq. ft. experience. It includes huge cinema-like video projections, interactive touchscreens and react tables, an immersive video cave, a 360-degree video projection sphere, a debating chamber with six characters, and an ambient infinity walk.

Part of “ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference”, ONE Vision showcases Alltech’s vision of the future, where technology and science have aligned to produce nutritious food for 9 billion people.

The experience previewed over the weekend to rave reviews and we’re delighted to say that visitor reaction since then has been fantastic.

For all the latest news, updates, videos and photos from the conference and ONE Vision experience, check out the hashtag ‪#‎ONEBigIdea‬ on Twitter and Instagram.

National Library of Ireland 1916 website

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An exciting 1916 project we’ve recently completed, is an update of the National Library of Ireland’s online exhibition, “Ireland: 1916/2016”. In partnership with Tandem Design, Noho were commissioned to completely revise and update this extensive online resource.

The exhibition makes great use of the NLI’s vast collection of memorabilia from the era; books, newspapers, drawings, photographs and proclamations. A brilliant site for any history buff, it’s  also a fantastic resource for keeping up to date with the library’s four exhibitions devoted to 1916.

There are descriptions of each exhibition and a calendar detailing with the wide range of talks and events taking place over the next few months. The site also provides a digital collection of the seven signatories; the men behind the Rising.

Key parts of the project included ensuring that the new site featured a responsive design – users can view the new site on a wide range of mobile devices – and adding an option to browse the site in Irish, an achievement which Padraig Pearse would no doubt have approved!