Bonn, Germany


From Beethoven to Beyoncé: music touches us all. Museon The Hague, Landesmuseum Boon, Landesmuseum Braunschweig, and the Limburg Museum Venlo join forces to im-merse their visitors in the world of music. This interactive travelling exhibition is designed to excite young and old, teach them about music, and get them dancing.


The exhibition has no less than 12 different interactive elements, each produced in threes. The interactives match the interior design perfectly and are often guided by visi-tors’ physical attributes. In the interactive floor projection History of music, visitors use their feet to pick which subject they want to learn more about. Once visitors stand on it, a small hole in the floor allows a sensor to pass on a signal. This variation in interaction keeps the exhibition dynamic.

What were the deliverables?

  • 1 intro film
  • 3 radio plays
  • 1 immersive experience
  • 1 interactive floor projection
  • 1 tracking game
  • 1 video game
  • 1 interactive touchscreen application with musical attributes
  • 4 triple touchscreen exhibits

The experience

In this exhibition, visitors fly from one interactive musical experience to the other. Various defined spaces featuring light-coloured wood and bright lights invite you inside, where dark interfaces with neon accents complete the DJ-vibe.

Once inside, visitors learn how film music influences emotions in a playful way. Then they put various types of music to film clips and discover how the different parts of the brain react to music. In another space, you can learn what makes a pop song so catchy and how everyone can compose one – without any prior musical knowledge.

And where there’s music, there’s dancing! The interactive floor projection allows players to choose what they want to learn by standing on the right spot, and the immersive silent disco invites you to dance. Visitors can even make their own music video, adding acces-sories and a background digitally.

Would you like to know more about MUSIC! or have a similar project in mind? Please get in touch with Michelle van der Hoeven (michelle.vanderhoeven@yipp.nl).

Photography by YIPP
Video by YIPP