Ship in Sight
Stories from the Reede of Texel are brought to life in this interactive exhibition
In ‘Ship in Sight’, you explore stories of the greatest historic ships, right down to the tiniest details, and learn why the Reede of Texel was the foremost logistical hub in the seventeenth century.
Using interactive projection mapper, the 160 model shops and their stories are put into the spotlight. Reinforced by the 20-metre wide immersive projection wall, visitors are given the correct luggage to make the vessels seaworthy in this exciting sailing game for three players on a virtual ocean. Reinforced by the 20-metre wide immersive projection wall, visitors are given the correct luggage to make the vessels seaworthy in this exciting sailing game for three players on a virtual ocean.
We have fitted the model with an interactive application that brings the 160 ships close to the visitor. Visitors can read about the ship’s background, follow the routes and be close enough to look right onto the deck. At the end of the exhibition we zoom in, and the visitor can them admire archaeological discoveries that came from the ships.
“Synergique has once again put the world’s largest maritime model into the spotlight. The company has proven to be an extremely reliable and flexible partner. This superb collaboration has brought us new insights and ideas which ultimately have made the exhibition even better”
Pascal Arts – Head of Exhibitions and Education
Upon arrival, visitors are confronted with a wall of sand that provides context for the Reede of Texel. The A texts in this introduction are projected. The visitor can opt to read the text in Dutch, English or German..
The exhibition finishes with the contents of the ships themselves. Exchange display cases contain collections from the ships and a challenging sailing game in which three players work together to supply one of the vessels. In future there will be space here for some top pieces from the collection, including the 17th century dress found in the Palm Wood wreck.