In many institutions, valuable information or cultural assets are hidden in databases. “The Visual Archive” reveals this information in a meaningful way and makes it easy to discover profound hidden knowledge.
“Forgotten Heritage” is the recent implementation of this technology, a joint project of several art archives supported by Creative Europe. About 8,000 entries were brought together and made tangible in their context. Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of avant-garde artists from Poland, Estonia, Croatia, France and Belgium, who were active in the second half of the 20th century. The sophisticated design opens up a fascinating network of works, artists and places of action.
The software, which was originally optimized for a touchscreen table has been completely re-developed from scratch to include direct web usage on any PC or mobile device. And the range of functionality will continue to grow.
- Interactive presentation of comprehensive archives, making them intuitively accessible and useful
- Representation of relations in different contexts: time and location data (for example, of art objects, clients and institutions) are illustrated comprehensibly
- Elegant responsive user interface enables usage on a wide range of devices from desktop computers to smartphones, tablets and large touch screens
With the vivid visualisation of objects and contexts, “The Visual Archive” enlightens not only visitors: it has repeatedly opened new perspectives to professionals who are very familiar with the subject.
The viewer is presented with a fascinating network of objects, individuals, groups and places. The relationships between each other and soon also to external objects become clear.
- Visualizes archival data, wether from an existing database or directly entered
- Easily comprehensible CMS interface for administration and editing the content
- Multimedia enrichment possible, e.g. with audio files, movies, 360° panoramas or even 3D objects
- Optional mobile app development for mobile devices to be used as museum guides or even at trade fairs
Since 2005, Plural has created sophisticated communication tools, interfaces and UX strategies. Our clients are companies and institutions from science, research, art and media. We deliver strategic solutions and outstanding products.
During the conception and development of the research table platform we harnessed our years of experience in information design, interaction design and interface design as well as communication for exhibitions and museums. We can offer additional services from data entry to maintenance contracts.
Our work has been honoured with the European Design Gold Award, European Design Award, Good Design Award, iF Gold Award, iF Award, Red Dot Award, Usability Award to name a few.