National Library of Australia, Celestial Empire - Mental Media

Celestial Empire, National Library of Australia

Celestial Empire is an exhibition mounted jointly by the National Library of Australia and the National Library of China.

Mental Media designed and supplied a large touch table that would allow the visitor to look through pages of books and scrolls that would not otherwise be visible, including translations. The items were located geographically using one of the exhibition’s key objects, a giant map of the Qing empire and the outside world.

We also organised for the background soundtrack to the gallery to be recorded using authentic Qing dynasty compositions and instruments.

National Library of Australia, Celestial Empire, Qing Table - Mental Media