The Khoj Gandhiji Museum located in Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India, is sharpening young minds on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi with an multi-media experience using Sennheiser guidePORT audio technology.
Also known as the Gandhi Experience Centre, the attraction was set up by Gandhi Research Foundation with special focus on attracting a youthful audience. The experience presents an unfolding of a thematic collection of episodes from Gandhi’s life that project him as an example worthy of emulation with imaginary yet almost-real dialogue between him and the visitor.
New Dehli-based Integrated Digital Solutions was assigned the task of designing and implementing an audio guide system that would not only to guide the visitor through story telling but also make its seem as though each visitor was part of Gandhi’s life experiences.
The team installed 150 Sennheiser guidePORT units with a further 100 added at a later date. The hardware was installed and configured to include provision of usher-based team leader, with 18 upgradable Guided tour Group units. The audio integrates with audio-visuals, 3D projections & lighting.
The content, which can be selected from five languages, incorporates parts said in the words of Gandhi and the background score which goes with the mood of each enactment. Tracks were loaded through FTP – with Integrated Digital Solutions team engineering and virtually building the whole audio tour.
Anshuman Dubey, Sr. product manager, Integrated Systems – India, Sennheiser India: “Gandhi Research Foundation Museum project was similar to the one recently installed at Khalsa Heritage Centre project in Punjab, which was the second largest project in world and first in India. The technology is catching up in India and museums and art galleries are realizing the rich experience guidePORT TM offers. The Frieda- Kalho Museum in Mexico, Augsburg Mozart House in Germany, Ferrari Museum in Italy and many more around the world stand testimony to this world class experience.”