The city of Liestal is enriched by a jewel: In the Dichter:innen- und Stadtmuseum Liestal, the new permanent exhibition provides insight into the literary and cultural history of the region with informative and entertaining media stations and exhibits.
Particularly noteworthy is the collaboration with Pro Audito Switzerland, a self-help organization for the hard of hearing and hearing impaired. The media stations with ambient sound and handset were specially equipped with an inductive hearing system. This enables a contemporary media implementation which is adapted to the needs of hearing-impaired persons. The audio signal is transmitted via a magnetic field in an audio frequency and transferred directly to the hearing aid. This collaboration has a pioneering character within the Swiss museum landscape.
The special presentation at the beginning of the exhibition provides an insight into the topics of the exhibition in a rather humorous way. A 10-minute multimedia show with animations and DMX-controlled lighting brings the exhibits to life. The automated curtain suggests a stage atmosphere and allows hidden objects to appear. The space is multifunctional and can be used as a stage and lecture hall.
Tweaklab did the media planning, programming, voiceover recording, sound design, and sound mixing on site.
Six media guides with additional texts, videos films, and audio are available to visitors for more in-depth information.
The station “Munzachkinder”, tells the story of a teacher and his pupils who unearthed a mosaic in a Roman villa, and “Zusammenklang”, a presentation of the local associations, are both supplemented with a touch screen and an LED display. The LED display is custom made for the museum. On the one hand it is very space-saving, and on the other hand the contents are programmable and therefore very stable and cost-efficient. The LED displays were designed and implemented by Tweaklab.
Additional media stations like “The Poet at Work” or the video projection “Fire & Flame for Liestal”, as well as two videos, one about the snow plower which was immortalized in a James Bond movie and the other about an Atomic Force Microscope, which flew into space as part of NASA’s Phoenix space probe in 2007, were implemented and installed by Tweaklab.
Furthermore, two tablets make the hearts of enthusiastic poetry slam followers beat faster with video and audio recordings of artists, programmed by Tweaklab.
Curators: Stefan Hess und Rea Köppel
Scenography and graphic design: Groenlandbasel
From May 2022