National Anzac Centre, Albany WA
A personalised journey of reflection
The new National Anzac Centre sits atop Mt Clarence overlooking King George Sound, from where the first convoy carrying Anzac troops departed in 1914. The museum focuses on the stories of the men and women who left Albany in the first and second convoys, destined for battles in WWI. It incorporates multiple interactive exhibits and displays with custom software by Snepo Research.
The Convoy Table allows visitors to watch a re-enactment of the first and second convoy leaving, and to find out more about the ships, the passengers and the town of Albany. By placing a card with fiducial marker on the table, specific information is revealed about a character who served in the Great War. Throughout the Museum visitors can tap one of 32 character cards on a screen to follow the person’s story interactively.
For the Reflections Display the names of every person who served in WWI tracks along an infinity waterfall with screens positioned below the water. As it reaches the window with views over George Sound, the names appear to disappear out into the horizon.
Snepo’s focus was to create interactive displays that encourage greater engagement and an emotional response.
“We wanted to provide a more personalised experience for visitors who have made a long journey to this place of great significance.” Ben Moir, Snepo Director.
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