To realise this goal, high brightness projectors with short throw lenses were needed to project large, bright images within the confines of the exhibition floor-space.
Throughout the museum, a total of 23 Optoma ProScene projectors were installed - 21 EH503 projectors with short lenses and 2 EH501 projectors.
As visitors could stand close to the projection, it was important that the projectors were a high resolution. It was also imperative to have short throw lenses so there would be no shadows from visitors.
As the imagery from the eight projectors was to be edge blended, its powerful image blending tools and reliability were factors, as was the fact that it was available in black which would be unobtrusive in the dark ceiling.
The exhibition is divided into several zones:
• Panoramic 3D cinema - short film about the history of Armenia including its most important and emblematic manifestations: from the origin of life on Earth to the creation of the nation state (3 x Optoma ProScene EH503).
• Virtual globe - showing the Armenian migration around the world. With the aid of a touch panel, visitors can control content on the globe to take a closer look anywhere in the world, and view the relevant history of a specific location (2 x Optoma ProScene EH503 projectors).
• The life of the Armenians - a dedicated room in which you can choose and view scenes from everyday life of the Armenian people from different eras and classes (3 x Optoma ProScene EH503).
• Portraits - an area in which the viewer is surrounded and watched by portraits of Armenians, killed during the Genocide and those who managed to escape and tell their story to the world (4 x ProScene EH503).
• Interactive book "The first Genocide of the 20th century", which includes documents and photographs from the time (Optoma ProScene EH503).
• Library of Armenian music - collection of musical works by Armenian authors and performers (Optoma ProScene EH503).
• 20 metre wide panoramic screen - "Danteakan" a showcase of newsreel footage of the late 19th century, the first quarter of the 20th century (6 x projectors Optoma ProScene EH503).