Completing a number of substantial upgrades for the Fram Museum, Sarner created a dramatic and exciting visitor experience which brings to life Norway’s two famous ships, the Fram and the Gjoa, whilst telling the incredible stories of the famous explorers that sailed them. These upgrades doubled the Fram Museum’s visitor numbers and shot the museum up to the No.1 Museum in Norway as rated on TripAdvisor, a place it has held ever since amongst stiff national competition. In 2019, the project received a highly prestigious TEA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement, with the judges particularly praising the design for showcasing the power of immersive storytelling to entertain and educate.
Services- Scheme & Detailed Design - Art Direction - Project Engineering & Technical Design - Lighting Design and Specification - Audiovisual Design and Specification - Media & Film Production - Theming - Languages & Multinational Support - Network Design - Special effects, 4D Vibration, Movement & Smell - Show Control Specification - Show Programming - Technical Installation and Commissioning
AwardsTEA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Museum Upgrade, Museums & Heritage - The International Award, TripAdvisor - Travellers’ Choice
The polar ship that gives the museum its name is steeped in a rich history. The Fram voyaged to the Arctic and Antarctic between 1893 and 1912 with a Norwegian crew at the helm. It also carried the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911. In 1935, the ship was installed in the Fram Museum, where she now stands.
First opened in 1933 as a museum of polar exploration history, over the past decade Sarner has been working closely with the museum’s Director, Geir Kløver and his team to deliver a number of substantial upgrades. Our ongoing collaboration with the Fram Museum is reflective of the long-term relationships we build with our clients. Our brief was to create installations that educate, entertain and add life and context to the vessels by better reflecting the dark and often haunting realities of the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, whilst ensuring that the ships remain the focal point and focus of the museum.
Working in close creative collaboration with the Client, Sarner delivered an impactful museum makeover. Visiting the historic ships is now a multimedia, multisensory adventure. A fun and thrilling journey featuring immersive environments, a dark walk, a Northern Lights show, media experiences, exhibits and interactives, the freeflow exhibition introduces the dramatic stories featuring the legendary vessels, as well as the airship Norge and seaplane N25, all brought vividly to life.
Outstanding visual content
Cutting-edge AV integration
A dark walk experience
Realistic scenic works
TEA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Museum Upgrade
Museums & Heritage - The International Award