This summer the Nobel Peace Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary. In preparation for the event, the museum has modernized many of its permanent installations, including the Nobel Field and the Nobel Chamber.
RFID technology will now help guests to learn about the history of Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Peace Prize through an interactive display at the museum in Oslo, Norway.
Boston-based design studio Small Design Firm embedded an RFID reader from FEIG into the Nobel Chamber, a large installation housing an interactive manuscript to honor Alfred Nobel. A new book delivers animated text and video to tell stories from Nobel’s life in a unique and interactive fashion.
RFID tags are embedded into the blank pages of the book, which is placed on a podium containing sensors. Content is projected onto the page from above as visitors turn the pages. The HF RFID reader from FEIG Electronics is mounted within the podium, out of the sight of visitors.
RF signals pass easily through the non-metallic structure of the podium to read and track the embedded RFID tags, allowing the display’s computer to project the appropriate content onto each page. Visitors can access additional content by touching the chapter name on the page.
“We are pleased to be using FEIG’s RFID technology in the Nobel Chamber exhibit we designed for the Nobel Peace Center,” says David Small, founder and creative director at Small Design Firm. “Due to the enduring success of this exhibit, the Nobel Peace Center has asked us to refresh the display with a rebuilt installation, which is expected to be unveiled in April.”