The tradition of oral storytelling and the passing down of a spoken history often means that important stories get lost and forgotten as new generations focus their attention elsewhere. To avoid the complete loss of such important cultural and historical information, our team of museum exhibition designers came up with an innovative way to share the oral history of the Central Karoo region for the Beaufort West Museum.
Video footage and audio recording of the oral histories were divided into themes and the museum display was designed to present the content in a digital memory box. To explore the memory box and the individual memories, visitors interacted with the large touch such and saw the box opening to reveal relevant photos and recordings. While the visitor explores the photos and other images, the video and audio recording play, giving context and meaning to the images.