National Geographic Museum: Queens of Egypt
Client: National Geographic Society
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Queens of Egypt was a multimedia exhibition located at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. The temporary exhibition allowed guests to travel back in time to visit ancient Egypt and learn about the women of Egyptian society and the mighty queens of that era. This impressive exhibition brought together more than 300 objects and artifacts, including monumental statues, impressive sarcophagi, sparkling jewelry, and interactive learning experiences.
Falcon’s produced an immersive 3D experience for the exhibition that took visitors on a virtual tour through one of the most well-preserved tombs ever discovered in the Valley of the Queens – the tomb of Queen Nefertari. In this stunning virtual reconstruction, visitors experienced the tomb as archaeologists believe it may have looked when originally constructed in Egypt’s 19th dynasty around 1250 B.C.
The immersive 3D active shutter theater was created with seven projectors across the 10-foot high walls with eight additional projectors to cover the floor. All 15 projectors were edge-blended to create a single seamless and immersive vantage point for the audience. The media content was produced at 10K resolution per eye with 7.1 surround sound and an original musical score to create an amazing and unique guest experience.
Through the use of cutting-edge technology, Queens of Egypt pushed the boundaries of what visitors can experience at National Geographic Museum by virtually transporting them all the way to Egypt as if they were actually standing in the tomb of Queen Nefertari. Falcon’s was honored to once again collaborate with National Geographic to help bring their stories to life in exciting and engaging new ways, furthering their influence in the realm of education, conservation, and research.