In Nuenen, you can literally walk in the footsteps of painter Vincent van Gogh, including the place where he painted his first masterpiece, De Aardappeleters. The Van Gogh Village Museum (formerly Vincentre) uses audiovisual techniques to tell the stories of Vincent when he lived and worked there from 1883 to 1885. On three thematic floors, discover his family, colleagues, friends and sources of inspiration.
Ata Tech was responsible for the configuration, integration and synchronisation of the audio, projections and lighting during the realisation of the renovated Van Gogh Village Museum.
The museum’s impressive audio tour is available in eight different languages and is linked by Guide ID to the ‘podcatcher’ which the visitor receives upon entrance. Using this podcatcher, visitors can scan over 80 different audio points in the museum and follow Vincent’s route and story at their own pace.
Various projections through video mapping make the landscapes in the museum and the sketches in the atelier appear alive. The floor projection in the studio is projected through a mirror construction, with four Gobo projectors visualising the portraits above the cabinet.
In the museum’s loft, visitors are taken through a programmed light and audio show. Here, two projectors display an edge-blend projection on a curved projection screen, which also has Ambilight effect. On the other side of the loft, Vincent van Gogh’s first masterpiece ‘De Aardappeleters’ is floating in the spotlight.
The ‘Becoming Vincent’ film room is equipped with a projector, electric projection screen and wireless microphones and can easily be converted into a multifunctional presentation room by plugging in an HDMI cable.
Throughout the museum, both the permanent and changing collections have been perfectly highlighted by Ata Tech with PLE zoom spotlights and linear PLE P13 LED lighting.
The renovated museum was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Máxima and is definitely worth a visit. A beautiful and picturesque museum realised together with various parties.
Location: Nuenen • Client: Van Gogh Village Museum • Photography: Mike Bink & Ata Tech • Designer, Media & Software: Tinker Imagineers • Exhibit builder: Bruns • AV and lighting: Ata Tech