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Museum references
The AV component for the following museums have all been installed by Questek

Apartheid Museum
Installation date:- 2001
Reference:- Christopher Till (curator) Alan Milller (Electrical Engineer)
Value of contract:- R2.1 million
Description:- The Museum, with its large blown-up photographs, metal cages and numerous monitors recording continuous replays of apartheid scenes set in a double volume ceiling, concrete and red brick walls and grey concrete floor, is next to the Gold Reef City Casino, five kilometres south of the city centre. Questek installed 64 channels of video using CRT and projector displays. Background and effect audio and control of the lighting and time line control of all events. AV control system software and hardware developed in house by Questek.

 

Robben Island and Mandela Gateway
Installation date:- 2004
Reference:- Dean Holstock
Value of contract:- R1.8 million
Description:- In the entrance of the Mandela gateway (docking area for Robben island tours) Questek installed a video murial consisting of four projectors and four synchronised video streams and 8 channels of audio. This display used soft edge blending to provide an image 10 metre wide and 2 metres high. At that stage there were no commercially available softedge blended projectors or devices so the blending circuitry was designed and manufactured by Questek. On the island we have various projectors depicting the life on the island. These projectors had to be made weaterproof due to the high humidity on the island.

 

Constitutional Hill Museum
Installation date:- 2004
Reference: Sean Slemon (Ochre Media)
Value of contract:- R 1.3 Million
Description:- This museum is a heritage site and great care had to be taken as it was not allowed to drill or fix any equipment to the walls or roofs. All the equipment and brackets were therefore been constructed that if ever removed they would not leave any damage. The Audiovisual component consisted of 9 channels of video displayed on projectors and plasmas as well as 4 interactive displays. A control system switched the various displays on and off and all equipment was centrally housed in a control room.

 

Kliptown Museum
Installation date:- 2007
Reference:- Ochre Media Gavin Stafford
Value of contract:- R 120 000.00
Description:- Kliptown Museum is where the Freedom Charter was adopted as the guiding document of the Congress Alliance. This was a gathering of various political and cultural formations representing different constituencies to map a way forward in the repressive climate of the 1950s. The charter was the guiding document of the African National Congress and envisaged an alternative non-racial dispensation in which "all shall be equal before the law." The museum consist of plasma screens video drives and various audio effects.

 

Maropeng Visitors Centre
Installation date:- 2005
Reference:- Gavin Olivier
Value of contract:- R 2.5 million
Description:- The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. Questek installed all the audio visual elements consisting of projectors, plasmas video players, control system, control of lighting and smoke. This project could favourably be compared with many exhibition such as Epcot and Disney at a fraction of their budgets. The tightdelivery schedule and the multidisciplinary work at the end of the project made this an interesting challenge.

 

Sterkfontein Caves and Exhibition Centre
Installation date:-
2005
Reference:- Gavin Olivier
Value of contract :- R 460 000.00
Description:- The new scientific exhibition centre showcases a reconstruction of a mined cave - versus a pristine cave - cave formations and geology, early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils, among other topics. It describes in detail important finds such as "Mrs Ples", the "Taung Child" and "Little Foot", as well as providing information about fossilisation, palaeobotany and landscapes. In the museum and the caves we installed various plasma screens video players and audio effects. The screen inside the cave had to be protected from moist and dust. We also had to make this device remote controlled locally by the guides.