Using technology to bring the past to life
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Built in 1983 on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Church History Museum lets visitors vicariously live the story of the Latter-day Saints. Exhibits shine a light on Mormon culture and history and bring to life the migration across the U.S. that the early settlers endured. Many exhibits focus on the Church’s early history from the 1830s to the 1870s, but the museum also looks at the Church’s presence in Latin America and other parts of the world.
In early 2010 Kurt Graham came onboard as the new museum director. One of his early plans for the museum was to install “a large, television screen … that would grab visitors’ attention and give them an idea of what they’d see in the museum”. When he saw Christie®
at an American Association of Museums conference, Graham knew he’d found the right technology for The Church History Museum’s lobby.
The museum lobby is a bright and welcoming space, but doesn’t have a view to any of the museum galleries. To give visitors a window into what the museum has to offer, Graham had the video wall of Christie MicroTiles installed in the lobby.