On August 17, 2012 the “Collectors’ Museum” at the Historical Museum Frankfurt opened its doors. The collections of 12 Frankfurter collectors are displayed on three floors. Children and adults can dive into the collectors’ historic rooms via interactive media and learn more about their objects. Taking a seat in one of the audio chairs allows the visitor to select one of the objects on display, to activate the illumination of the object and to get the according story told. Pillars with the collectors’ portraits and biographies bear surprises: The portraits are applied on glass panels and vanish on approach. The movement activates the light in the pillar, the glass turns transparent and unveils the collector’s favourite object.
At this exhibition the Open Media Controller is used to evaluate the presence of a visitor and starts/stopps audio players and lighting accordingly and in sync with the spoken text.