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Interspectral partners Saint Louis Art Museum to create interactive 3D mummy experience

woman places hand on interactive 3D screen showing egyptian mummy at saint louis art museum

Leading creator of interactive experiences, Interspectral, has partnered with the Saint Louis Art Museum to create an immersive experience for its reimagined Egyptian galleries.

The new experience allows visitors to virtually explore three of the mummies on display.

When the Saint Louis Art Museum decided to expand and relocate its ancient Egyptian art collection, it was the ideal opportunity to promote a deeper level of engagement.

Drawing upon existing 3D CT scans, the new exhibition features an Inside Explorer Table, giving visitors the chance to virtually explore the mummies and study them layer by layer.

Using touch gestures, Interspectral’s Inside Explorer Tables allow users to examine complex 3D data in an intuitive and exciting way. The solution is currently used around the world to create educational experiences in museums and attractions. It can be adapted to bring a wide variety of subjects to life including human anatomy, mummies and Martian meteorites.

The Swedish visualisation company can supply the table as a complete turnkey solution including hardware, software and pre-installed content packages with 3D scans.

Visitors engage with previously-hidden information

In the case of Saint Louis Art Museum, the CT scans have revealed new information about the mummies that was previously hidden, including details about how the mummification process was undertaken. One key discovery was that the brain had been left in place.

woman views egyptian mummy in case at saint louis art museum

Interspectral is acknowledged as one of the world’s most experienced teams when it comes to the visualisation of 3D scanned mummies. Thus, the company was able to offer a wealth of knowledge and data to ensure the experience is a success.

Associate curator of ancient art at the museum, Lisa Çakmak, led the reinstallation project through years of research and planning. Over 100 works of art on display explore death and the afterlife, Egyptian religion, the human figure in art, and more.

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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