NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA

ORIENTATION SPACE FOR GALLERY OF FIRST AUSTRALIANS

Snepo was invited by the National Museum of Australia to re-imagine the existing Gallery of First Australians (GFA) Orientation Space. As the lead consultant Snepo was responsible for creating a new multimedia interactive experience in addition to accompanying rest and pause spaces. The project included two major digital interactives, graphic design, furniture selection and finishes, content development and overall vision for the space. 

The central focus of this redevelopment was to replace the current multimedia interactive with a new, contemporary multimedia interactives, which introduces visitors to the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia and their rich and diverse cultures. The new space orients the visitor for the next stage of their journey through the permanent galleries at the Museum.

Snepo’s creative concept was highly ambitious and we brought a number of partners on board to deliver it to the highest standard. This included our design partner, Citizen Group, Sonar Sound, dLuscious and Benjamin Cisterne Lighting. The project also involved diverse stakeholder engagement and a number of key commissions. 'Leaving your mark on country" an artwork by Libby Harward (aka Mz Murri Cod) was transformed into a responsive animated artwork. Other content was generated by Local Indigenous Communities. A new “Welcome" video was produced by Alison Page and Nik Lachajczak. All custom software was developed by Snepo. We have been through a rigours process with the Museum to ensure audience engagement, accessibility and international best practice is achieved.