42" Free Standing Kiosk & Software – The Bugatti Trust
Combined with Lightbox and the Quiz, we were able to create content that would contribute to the overall educational impact of a visit. We particularly like the e-book feature too. Rhys was an essential part of the design process and we were delighted with the end product that was delivered on time exceeding expectations from a look and functionality point of view. We are already planning our 2018 exhibitions and how to best integrate what the kiosk has to offer.
– Angela Hucke, Curator at The Bugatti Trust
The Bugatti Trust Study Centre has become the key charity that preserves the works of Ettore Bugatti, his cars and other creations. Established in 1987, they have collected an extensive archive of his work to help raise awareness of the importance of aesthetics in engineering. The Trust, which is a registered UK charity, also supports an active Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) educational programme thanks to the contributions, donations from the public and Bugatti Trust membership fees. The historic archives of the Bugatti Trust include 27,000 factory drawings, 10,000 photographs, 1,000 original patents and many more original factory documents. Located by the historic Prescott Hill Climb in the Cotswolds they have recently launched a brand new exhibition in their museum, Chiron – The Man. The exhibit documents the life and racing career of one of Bugatti’s most famous works drivers, Louis Chiron, who was a hugely successful race driver in the 1920’s & 1930’s.
After a visit at our trade stand at the Museum & Heritage Show, the Bugatti Trust worked alongside us to produce a digital kiosk for the exhibition complete with our off-the-shelf software packages. The touch screen was populated with content about Chiron, including several copies of original documents & letters produced by Chiron himself, contributed by Gery Mestre from the Automobile Club de Monaco. This content is presented through PageTurn, where visitors can browse through the documents, flicking back and forth through the pages at their own leisure. This allows the Trust to preserve their historic documents in a digital format and make them more accessible to the public.
We also included a copy of TouchQuiz which aims to test the visitor’s knowledge of the Bugatti family & their work. Designed to be engaging for all ages, the quiz gave a fun touch to the exhibition and contributed to the educational impact that the exhibition gives. Thanks to the ease of use with our off-the-shelf software, the Trust can utilise the kiosk for a number of their future exhibits through easily updating and changing their content.
The exhibition has opened to rave reviews from the public just in time for the two day ‘La Vie en Bleu’ event at the Prescott Hill Climb last month. The exhibition will be running until September of this year.