Take a Tour Through the Book that Changed the World: The Museum of the Bible

November 17, 2017 | TechMDinc | blogs | .25 Minute Read

TechMDinc collaborated with the creative team at BRC Arts to bring several exhibits in the new Museum of the Bible to life. The Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution which has aimed to be the most technologically advanced museum in the world.

The museum’s entire content is based on stories in the bible and opened its doors to the public in Washington, D.C. on November 17, 2017. The eight-story, 430,000-square-foot museum has primary exhibit floors dedicated to the history, narrative and impact of the Bible, and is located three blocks from the U.S. Capitol and has unobstructed views of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument from the museum’s sixth-floor glass galley. Museum guests can navigate a tour through the entire eight floors of exhibit space using a powerful and groundbreaking app called the “Digital Guide” on their mobile device. 

Our principal, Tim Brown, spent many weeks in Washington, DC. He was dedicated to the task of perfecting the audio and visual systems “under the hood” in several of the interactive and innovative exhibits. The area of the museum where Tim spent a lot of time collaborating with creative partners BRC to engineer the flawless immersive experience is the Stories of the Bible: Hebrew Bible exhibit. The Hebrew Bible exhibit is about 14,000 square feet, divided into 15 galleries and is part of the 37,528 square feet on the 3rd floor of the Museum.

This exhibit is an interactive walk through that explains to guests how the Hebrew Bible came into existence using Stories of the Bible.  Guests walk through a series of specially designed galleries filled with awe-inspiring special effects, like a hyssop bush bursting into flames from the story of Moses. Next, they enter the Exodus from Egypt gallery, where the doors open and provide a walk through a recreated “Exodus” space. Walls of the gallery are filled with dramatic stretched-cable as water and lighting effects which enable them to imagine what it was like as Moses lead the Hebrew people to freedom from Egypt and passed through the Red Sea.

Collaborations between TechMDinc and BRC produced several other innovative high-tech exhibits and immersive theatrical experiences, all of which are dynamic parts of the Museum, namely the New Testament Theater and The World of Jesus of Nazareth exhibits. The design, audio and special lighting and effects at work in the Museum of the Bible’s exhibits and galleries create unique one-of-a-kind experiences for guests and show them in an unbiased and non-religious based setting “the enormous influence the Bible has on nearly every aspect of life.”

We would like to thank our collaboration partner BRC Imagination Arts, the primary creative producers on this project.
Dave Revel, a veteran of professional audio engineering, computer technology and show control systems, is the president of Technical Multimedia Design, Inc. (TechMDinc) in Burbank, California