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Audiovisual technology: DJ Willrich helps to create thoroughly modern museum


Award-winning DJ Willrich Ltd has won a contract to install multimedia systems within Bristol’s brand-new MShed museum.

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The attraction, which will become the city’s flagship museum, will feature three galleries showing the history of Bristol from prehistoric times to the 21st century. It aims to challenge the perceptions of what it has meant to live in the city over the centuries, through the recollections of the people who shaped the city.

DJ Willrich has been appointed to install high-tech features, which will add to the user experience. These will include a large number of interactive data points, audio soundscapes and large projections and displays utilising HD content. 

Director, Josh Miller, said: “Both the City Council and Event Communications have been incredibly forward-thinking in the design and planning of this museum and it is set to be a popular attraction, not only for tourists but for the city’s residents too. By installing high-tech, interactive displays, we know that visitors will feel much more a part of the museum.”

DJ Willrich has already begun work on the project, with completion due in the Spring of 2011. For more information on the project visit

About DJ Willrich

With an annual turnover of £4m, D J Willrich Ltd (DJW) is recognised as one of the UK’s leading forces in the audio-visual and multimedia industry. Its headquarters are based in Beaulieu, right in the heart of rural Hampshire and the company is run by husband and wife team, David and Lynn Willrich.

Established in 1986 focusing initially on museums and visitor parks in the UK, DJW has expanded and works worldwide with international brands. Projects cover a broad range from museums to amusement parks, penthouse apartments to superyachts and from castles to stately homes.

DJW has produced work for the likes of The Top Gear Enormodrome at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Cardiff Castle, Leeds City Museum, ring°werk at the Nürburgring, Ski Dubai and the Millennium Dome.
DJW has won a fistful of national and international awards since its inception and this year award wins include:

  • Two EMEA Project InAVation Awards for its specialist work of audio visual multimedia systems, one for an education facility and one for a leisure facility.
  • The ‘Educational Iniatitive award’ for its ‘Centre of the Cell’ installation at the Oscars for the 2010 Museum & Heritage Awards for Excellence. 
  •  A ‘Highly Commended’ for Nurburgring at the 2010 Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
  • The Museum of Northern Ireland, Ulster was awarded the prestigious ‘Permanent Exhibition of the year’ at the same awards; for which DJW was Lighting Designer and AV systems Installer.
  • ‘Centre of the Cell’ also won the Best AV Entertainment Project at the ProAV Spotlight Awards in the US.

DJW recently worked with car manufacturer Nissan, alongside Interact 20/20, to create an interactive marketing tool to promote the new vehicle.

Images kind courtesy M Shed

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