Known for its groundbreaking exhibits, Beyond Van Gogh and Beyond Monet, Paquin Entertainment has transformed the way audiences interact with art, history, and entertainment. When they tapped Bridgewater Studio for a new collaboration with National Geographic, we were ready to hit the ground running.
Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience would bring the story of the fabled, young pharaoh to life through dramatic visuals, sound, interactives, and multimedia—in a way that takes traditional museum exhibition to an entirely new level.
Our job: Translate the client’s concepts from digital design data into perfect, finished representations of their vision, which included the need to break down and transport the traveling exhibit to multiple locations.
With our design assist and fabrication services engaged, the Bridgewater crew 3D printed, painted, and finished a variety of oversized objects to be displayed throughout the exhibit space—from silhouettes looming overhead to highly-detailed gold statues.
The centerpiece, a massive reproduction of King Tut's burial tomb, complete with digital media, included laser-cut and formed steel panels engineered to easily break apart for transport.
Intricately carved, authentic Egyptian hieroglyphs on the tomb were provided by National Geographic, before being digitized and CNC carved by the Bridgewater team.
Finally, our team worked closely with the client to prototype the projection screen and to create an elegant shimmering effect with subtle metallic finishes.
As always, we owned the entire process to ensure optimal results: