For the Pompeii, the Immortal City exhibition in Brussels, beginning November 2017, all the latest techniques of modern-day museology have been exploited in order to bring to life this ancient city, destroyed in 79 A.D. RSF will provide 400 Optima6 Point & Click audio guides for the exhibition. The Point & Click feature allows visitors to point their device at a target, validate, and hear the information pertinent to the specific exhibit. This exhibition also has a multi-language projection room where the visitors’ audio guides are automatically synchonised to the video programming in their chosen language.
The Optima6 has been the leading interactive audioguide solution for over 15 years and is present in hundreds of sites all over the world. It has recently won the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement through the ‘Meet Vincent Van Gogh’ exhibition – An immersive touring museum exhibit.
The Museo Galileo Firenze and the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli have produced the scientific scenarios within the exhibition layout. This exhibition plunges the visitor into the heart of the drama and the ruins of the ancient city. Spectacular immersive moments allow the visitor to experience the destruction of the city and to identify with the inhabitants of that time, immobilized by the volcano’s ashes. Over one hundred archaeological items originating from Pompeii, including a large number being exhibited for the first time, demonstrate the knowledge that the Romans had about nature as well as their scientific and technical know-how at the moment Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D.