National Civil Rights Museum Reopens With Electrosonic Audio-Visual SystemsHistorians in the News
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Following a $27.5 million renovation, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis held its grand reopening on April 5, nearly 50 years after the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Although the museum has retained the iconic Montgomery Bus, sit-in lunch counter and Memphis sanitation truck, the renovation features new spaces, films and interactive audio and video exhibits with AV design, installation and programming by Electrosonic.
For the past 20 years, the National Civil Rights Museum has been located at the site of the former Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Electrosonic worked closely with exhibition designers Howard+Revis Design Services on numerous new displays and exhibition spaces.
The motel’s courtyard was renovated to house five interactive Listening Posts, which comprise portrait-oriented 10-inch outdoor-rated touch screens, waterproof speakers and network-enabled video players with touch screen interfaces...
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