Panasonic Projectors Bring Ancient Ephesus to Life at Immersive Experience Museum

The Ephesus Experience Museum has deployed Panasonic’s advanced DLP laser projection technology in an installation to bring the ancient trading city of Ephesus back to life as an immersive experience for visitors. Located in the historically rich area of Selçuk, Türkiye, this newly built sustainable museum in the pine forest of the important archaeological site uses 123 Panasonic DLP laser projectors to help create an immersive, multi-sensory experience that captivates and educates its visitors.

A Modern Marvel in a Historical Setting

Ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was one of the most important trading centres in the Mediterranean region. Ephesus Experience Museum, owned by Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism and developed and operated by DEM Museums, enhances the visitor experience at the archaeological site. The Ephesus Experience Museum has already won an award, having been awarded the Best Museum category earlier this year at the US Mondo-Dr Awards which honour prestigious projects in the exhibition and hospitality sector worldwide. The Ephesus Experience Museum, which has been operating since August 2023, has already gained international attention and reputation.

The museum offers visitors a comprehensive exploration of Ephesus’ history, from its founding to its peak as a major urban centre. Guided by a storyteller in 17 languages, visitors journey through three distinct rooms, experiencing the ancient city through advanced audio-visual technology. The museum’s multi-sensory features include 360-degree projections, 3D soundscapes, and atmospheric effects like fog and scents, which together create a vivid, engaging, and educational experience.

Transformative Visual Technology

To bring the rich history of Ephesus to life, the museum uses 123 Panasonic DLP laser projectors known for their reliability, exceptional colour quality, and high brightness. These projectors ensure the exceptional image quality necessary for the realistic and immersive visual storytelling that defines the Ephesus Experience Museum.

Additionally, the projectors’ simplified workflows and robust design, featuring failover technology, ensure minimal maintenance and consistent performance. The use of various Panasonic lenses, including Ultra Short Throw lenses, allows for flexible installation and optimal image quality without shadows, preserving the visitor experience.

In a particularly popular exhibit, 90 Panasonic DLP projectors and an advanced speaker system recreate an ancient earthquake, offering visitors a dramatic and memorable glimpse into the past.

“The Panasonic projectors have been fundamental in achieving our vision of an immersive historical experience. Their reliability and quality have allowed us to bring the story of Ephesus to life in a way that captivates and educates our visitors,” says Eda Bildiricioglu, CEO of DEM Museums.

A Global Collaboration

The entire project, which spanned 26 months and involved up to 150 experts from around the world, was completed in August 2023. The collaboration between Panasonic Connect Europe and distributor and system integrator Astel Profesyonel Goruntu Sistemleri A.S. has resulted in a world-class museum experience with the support of content creation by Marshmallow Laser Feast and exhibition design by Atelier Brückner.

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