Immersive Digital Gallery opened at the National Museum of Korea


The National Museum of Korea (NMK), the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its collection, has chosen Christie’s projection, image processing and SDVoE solutions to bring cultural artifacts to life in a new exhibition space known as the Immersive Digital Gallery.
Visitors admiring the mesmerizing projections on the ultra-wide panoramic screen measuring 60 meters in length. The Immersive Digital Gallery comprises four attractions that leverage a range of leading-edge 3D visual technology to emulate a physical world through digital means. One of the main highlights is Gallery 1, which features an array of mesmerizing, 8K resolution content displayed on an ultra-wide panorama screen measuring 60 meters in length and 5 meters in height.
The amazing visuals have been made possible using eight Christie D20WU-HS 1DLP laser projectors, two Christie Pandoras Box Quad Players, a Pandoras Box Player, a Pandoras Box Manager and Widget Designer, as well as eight sets of Christie Terra transmitters and receivers. They were installed by Christie’s partner Star Networks, which delivered several large scale projects in Korea, including the world’s first robot theme park – Gyeongnam Masan Robot Land.
“We needed a fully integrated solution that not only delivers excellent visuals and color fidelity, but also a powerful content management and AV-over-IP system that offers long-term reliability since all products are fitted in a high-use environment,” said Eun-jin Park, section chief, Star Networks. “
Throughout the installation process, Star Networks worked closely with celebrated VFX and CG animation studio MOFAC, which created the visual content, to ensure that the projected images are perfectly integrated and synchronized to deliver the definitive experience. Visitors can enjoy bright and beautiful panoramic projections of some of Korea’s most famous paintings, such as ‘Royal Procession with the People’ which depicted a Joseon king’s procession, and ‘Climbing Mt. Geumgang’ that featured breathtaking sceneries.
According to Eun-jeong Chang, curator, NMK, audiences who stepped into Gallery 1 are enthralled by the vivid and highly immersive content. She said: “We have received lots of positive feedback from visitors, and many of them are in awe of the quality of the visuals and how historical works of art can ‘come alive’ so convincingly in a real physical space. It’s gratifying that the integrated technologies implemented in this space have provided an enchanting experience that transports visitors across time and space.”