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Electrosonic Provides Audio-Visual Systems for National Civil Rights Museum


The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis has reopened to the public following a $27.5 million renovation with audio-visual systems provided by Electrosonic.

The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is located on the site of the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.  

Electrosonic provided the AV design, installation and programming on the new areas and exhibits, including many interactive features:

  • Motel Courtyard: Five interactive Listening Posts with touch screens and waterproof speakers
  • Mapping Slavery and Resistance: Introductory Theater, with surround sound, FM wireless assisted listening system and AV system controller, showing a 12-minute movie at the end of which the screen moves to allow visitors into the main exhibit area.  
  • Living Under Jim Crow: 30 portraits delivering testimonials when touched. 
  • Brown Versus Board of Education: 67 by 50 inch front projection screen.  
  • Mapping School Desegregation: Three 55-inch monitors with a multi-touch overlay frame.
  • Albany Freedom Songs: Panasonic projector, wall-mounted speakers and a screen wall painted with Screen Goo. 
  • Children’s Crusade: Photos projected on a screen made from a special film allowing images to be viewed from either side.
  • March on Washington: Four interactive stations – mini PCs, Elo 15-inch touch screens, headphone amps and handsets.  
  • Freedom Summer of 1964: Projector mounted below and behind a rigid rear projection screen.
  • Join the Movement: Ultra-narrow mullion monitors with eight active mini array speakers in a touch table.  
  • Mountain Top Speech: 55-inch monitor and four ceiling speakers.  
  • Ellipsis Theater: Projector displays images on 183 by 103-inch wall-mounted screen.

For full technical details of the project please click here.

Electrosonic Provide Audio-Visual Systems for National Civil Rights Museum

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