Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Log Number: MA-251872-OMS-22

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History will design, prototype, and implement an interactive exhibit that prompts visitors to use gestures to see how they connect with organisms from around the world. Museum staff will work with a consultant to produce audiovisual installations in the exhibit and prototype technical aspects, such as the game engine, visual effects, body tracking, as well as user feedback. Additionally, the consultant will develop a manual for content and technical guidance and train staff on the software utilized for the project. The museum will make the software source code available online for other institutions interested in developing a similar media exhibit. The project is part of a larger effort to move beyond the traditional presentation of artifacts by reimaging and reinventing the museum’s facilities, galleries, and visitor experiences to place humans within a broader context.