Introduction: electronic media

Exploring how electronic displays can engage, illuminate and impress visitors - and hopefully increase their numbers

How to plan electronic displays

Scott Billings explains how to plan and commission an electronic display to ensure it truly enhances an exhibition, rather than being an expensive novelty

Using screens in exhibitions

Super-sized projections on to floors, walls or ceilings can be a good way to introduce a sense of movement and add atmosphere to exhibitions

Using 'intelligent' computers in displays

Ever more 'ntelligent' computers are allowing designers to produce a new range of interactive displays for multiple users

Don't let technology dominate the show

Technologies such as infrared and radio waves allow you to create sophisticated experiences where the technology itself does not dominate the show

Case study: dramatic light displays

A modern take on the son et lumière show provides the Museum of London Docklands with an arresting display in its gallery examining the history of slavery

Case study: technology to tell stories

An unusual space containing a single object, the Nobel Center in Oslo uses an array of technology to tell the stories behind the famous peace prize

Case study: 3D projections

Imelda Dover explains how Museum Victoria used sophisticated 3D projection to bring to life the ancient Indian site of Hampi in Melbourne

Find out more about electronic media

More Museum Practice articles offering further guidance on using electronic media in exhibitions