Winnipeg's recently-opened Canadian Museum for Human Rights contains an impressive array of interactive displays, many of which are outfitted with Brown Innovations directional speakers. During the museum planning stages, we worked closely with SH Acoustics to provide a variety of directional audio solutions for numerous sound-reflective galleries.
“This is not a museum with typical box-like galleries,” says Steve Haas, president at SH Acoustics. “There isn’t a single right-angle wall, and there are triangulated gaps two to three feet wide at their largest point. Standing on the first floor you can see exhibits on the fifth floor, so in developing audio strategies and acoustic treatments, we had to keep in mind the ferocity of the building.”
Despite the acoustical challenges, our engineers provided directional sound solutions in eleven galleries on seven different levels. Browse through the images below to get a sense of the environment. In many cases, our directional speakers are flush-mounted or concealed to discreetly focus audio.