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A Museum for Megaliths and Prehistoric Monuments in central Portugal

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The Interactive Megalithic Museum of Mora was born from an old idea of Mora municipality to promote its vast megalithic heritage.

The museum integrated and rehabilitated the old Mora train station, while new spaces where created for the museum and cafeteria area. Interactive play areas and an internet room were created in the reconverted old train station building.

EDIGMA partnered with renown design firm P0-6 Atelier to create an innovative and interactive exhibition. Particular attention was placed on interactive artefacts for younger audiences in an effort to foster their interest for the material and spiritual heritage that makes the region truly unique.

Sector
Turismo e Cultura

Client
Municipality of Mora

Location
Mora

Year
2016

Sector
Tourismo & Culture

Client
Municipality of Mora

Location
Mora

Year
2016

Sector
Museum

Client
Portuguese Bank

Location
Lisbon

Year
2021

The Interactive Megalithic Museum of Mora was born from an old idea of Mora municipality to promote its vast megalithic heritage.

The museum integrated and rehabilitated the old Mora train station, while new spaces where created for the museum and cafeteria area. Interactive play areas and an internet room were created in the reconverted old train station building.

EDIGMA partnered with renown design firm P0-6 Atelier to create an innovative and interactive exhibition. Particular attention was placed on interactive artefacts for younger audiences in an effort to foster their interest for the material and spiritual heritage that makes the region truly unique.

Museu Megalítico Interativo de Mora
Interactive Wall Projection

Using the Microsoft Kinect sensor, we were able to associate different content that would appear if the visitor is standing in a specific area marked on the floor. The illustration on the floor represents the map of the region and the contents are associated with the location of the most relevant archaeological findings.

Transparent LCD Showcases

EDIGMA created four transparent and interactive digital museum displays that encourages visitors to touch the glass in order to discover additional information about the presented objects.

The application encourages visitors to clean the dirt and uncover hidden artefacts much like an archaeologist would do in the field.

Museu Megalítico Interativo de Mora
Museu Megalítico Interativo de Mora
3D Stereoscopic Film

Together with the museum archaeology team EDIGMA created a 3D Stereoscopic Film that recreates life in a megalithic village through the eyes of a child. The film was so well received that the main character, a 6-year-old boy, was adopted has the museums’ mascot.

Museu Megalítico Interativo de Mora
Museu Megalítico Interativo de Mora

A megalithic museum and prehistoric monuments in central Portugal

A megalithic museum and prehistoric monuments in central Portugal.

Interactive Floor Projection

In this module visitors can discover information about the museum and Alentejo through a series of contents that are triggered by their movement.

Megalithic Bowling

EDIGMA developed a bowling game inspired by the theme of the museum and the popular cartoon show The Flinstones. Bowling balls were replaced by rocks and bowling pines by menhir standing stones. We used a Kinect as the controller and interface for this motion activated game.

Crayon Multi-touch Tables

For the multitouch kid tables EDIGMA developed a custom quiz application that encourages children to learn more about the megalithic period through a series of questions and challenges.

Museu Megalítico Interativo de Mora