Wansolmoana (One Salt Ocean)

Australian Museum

  • 3D Animation
  • Experience Design
  • Interactive

Monkeystack was commissioned by the Australian Museum to produce a multi-user interactive table top touchscreen experience for their new permanent gallery, Wansolmoana (One Salt Ocean).

We developed a multi-user interactive touchscreen experience that reflects and reinforces the surrounding gallery themes, showcases a selection from the Museum’s world-leading Pasifika collection of over 60,000 objects and invites visitors to go further into the Museum’s collection and learn more about the sea of islands that make up the Pacific.

The experience is presented as an interactive map where visitors to explore up to 48 Pacific locations from Aotearoa (New Zealand) to West Papua. There are approximately 600 sets of item images and over 2000 individual images of the Museum’s collection items within the interactive, in addition to the display of 300 physical items together with newly commissioned objects by prominent Pacific Island artists and knowledge holders.

Wansolmoana is curated by the Australian Museum’s Pacific team, led by Exhibition Lead Curator and Manager, Pasifika Collections & Engagement, Melissa Malu, a proud Fijian and Tongan woman, along with Pasifika staff, cultural knowledge holders, community members and contributions from a Pacific Island Curatorium and curatorial advisory group.

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