Vision, Concept, Design
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Spoorwegmuseum
'Vorstelijk Reizen'

2016-2017 | www.spoorwegmuseum.nl

Museum Installation about the story of train travel for the Dutch royal family

The Dutch Railway Museum has had the old train carriages of the Dutch royal family for several years now and has struggled to find a proper way to show the rich stories behind this collection. We came up with the concept "If I could be a fly on that wall..". This is an English saying about wishing you could be somewhere secretly, hearing or seeing events without interfering with them.

The exhibit 'Vorstelijk Reizen' was opened on October 4, 2017 and is part of the permanent exhibition.

Two Installations

Two Installations

We created two installations: a 3D film for the royal waiting room and an audio experience for the royal trains. Both installations portray interpretations of historical events as they might have occurred, showing some interesting facts about the experience of train travel for the Dutch royal family.

Standards with VR glasses

Standards with VR glasses

Near the entrance of the waiting room, two standards are placed with VR glasses within. Through these VR glasses, a 3D is shown that portrays the royal visit from the King of Denmark to The Netherlands in 1914. The standards were built by the regular exhibition builder of the Railway Museum according to my designs.

I wrote the storyboard for the 3D Film

I wrote the storyboard for the 3D Film

I wrote the storyboard for the 3D film for the waiting room, telling the story about how the station master makes a little mistake in preparing the room for the royal visitors.

I wrote the script for the audio experience

I wrote the script for the audio experience

I also wrote the script for the audio played within the royal train carriages. There are a total of 12 little stories about traveling in the royal train, also from the perspective of the staff. Topics that visitors will come across are train procedures, royal privileges on the train, the types of journeys that were undertaken and the guests that could come on board.