National Museum of History, Mexico

 
 Aerial view of Mexico's National Museum of History (Museo Nacional de Historia).

Aerial view of Mexico's National Museum of History (Museo Nacional de Historia).

Located on a hilltop overlooking the oldest public park in the Americas, Chapultepec Castle houses Mexico's National Museum of History. Occupied since pre-Hispanic times, Chapultepec Hill has set the stage for many pivotal moments in Mexican history. The Alcázar, or residential area of the castle, was originally designed as a Spanish colonial palace, expanded by Maximillian I during the French occupation, scene of the last battle in the Mexican–American War, modernized by Porfirio Diaz, and presidential residence until converted into a national museum in 1944. An ambitious reinstallation of the museum took three years and opened to the public in 2000.

ORIENTATION GALLERY INTERACTIVE

Screencast of the interactive.

The museographic project included the design and development of touch screen interactive kiosks to allow visitors to explore the history of the building and its famous residents, take a virtual tour of spaces inaccessible to the public using interactive 360º photography, and play educational games. The project included user experience design, content development, media production, and installation.

PROJECT
Produced by Cactus Design for the Museo Nacional de Historia in 2000.

FORMAT AND PRESENTATION
Six kiosks, consisting of custom interactive application running on 17" touch screen computers, installed in the museum's orientation gallery.

MY ROLE
Creative director and producer