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Trailblazing Technology Announcements and Demonstrations on Tap at New D.C. Museum

Published: Nov 8, 2016

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$42 Million Investment Supports Museum of the Bible's Aim to Become World's Most Technologically Advanced Museum


WHEN:    

Thursday, November 17
3:30 p.m. media briefing
4:15 p.m. technology demonstrations and tour


WHAT: 

Unveiling of the museum’s technology roadmap, rollout and first official announcement supporting Museum of the Bible’s aim to become the most technologically advanced museum in the world

  • Jeff Schneider, vice president of technology for Museum of the Bible, will outline the major technologies and vendor-partners being selected to build the museum’s guest experience, including an announcement of a provisional patent application and demonstrations of technologies in development that together will create a first-of-its-kind, ultra-modern museum experience.
  • Cary Summers, president of Museum of the Bible, will share the organization’s vision for building the world’s most high-tech museum and why tech suppliers are attracted to the project.
  • Brian Flegel, senior vice president for general contractor Clark Construction, will discuss the project’s greatest construction hurdles and his team’s approach to success.
  • David Greenbaum, vice president for architecture and engineering firm SmithGroupJJR, will present how advances in design technology have impacted the architecture and engineering at the museum, including the advanced sustainable features, and the challenges of adaptively reusing a historic landmark building.

Attendees will see demonstrations of several of the museum’s leading-edge technologies—some one-of-a-kind—including the digital docent with touch table, indoor navigation and positioning, 3-D interactivity with a biblical artifact, and virtual and augmented reality. Museum technology partners will be on-hand for informal, post-demo Q&A, including representatives from:


WHERE:    

Museum of the Bible construction site
400 4th St. SW, Washington, D.C. (located at Federal Center SW metro stop)


COVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES:    

Visuals

  • Capture live visuals of the customization and use of the indoor navigation system as it directs attendees through the museum and provides an audio introduction of a biblical artifact on display.
  • Experience a guest’s 3-D interaction with an important, elaborately illustrated prayer book created for historic royalty.
  • Get a guest’s-eye-view of the 500-seat Performing Arts Hall and a virtual-reality preview of how the finished space will employ cutting-edge, 3-D projection mapping to turn the entire venue into a stunning digital canvas.

Interviews

Conduct group and one-on-one interviews on-site with project principals including Schneider,
SummersFlegel, Greenbaum and vendor-partner representatives.


ABOUT MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE:    

Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. In 2017, Museum of the Bible will open its 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum just three blocks from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. A digital fly-through of the Museum is viewable here
Website | museumofthebible.org  Twitter | @museumofBible


RSVP TO & ON-SITE CONTACT:    

Michelle Farmer, 770.813.0000 office, 770.757.4900 mobile