Epic Museum Project

The Irish Emigration Museum invites visitors to discover that what it means to be Irish and expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world. The EPIC museum was the outright winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019, beating out the likes of the Eiffel Tower. It was also shortlisted as European Museum of the Year in 2018.

iAcoustics undertook field measurements of reverberation time before and after the addition of acoustic panels. Sound absorption was added to the room and reverb time remeasured until the desired outcome was achieved. Thius enabled the design team to make informed decisions about the type and placement of acoustic treatment.
iAcoustics worked with exhibition designers Eventcom to develop an acoustic scheme for the exhibition space. The primary objective was to reduce the reverberation time in the host space from a long 3-seconds to a more suitable ≤ 1 second. iAcoustics carried out a room acoustic study in the empty host space which included adding sound absorbing materials and re-measuring. We could then determine how much absoption was required in order to achieve the design goals. The net effect of this process meant that amplified sounds (music, speech) was more easily understood in the exhibition.
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Client:  Event Communications

Image credit: EPIC Museum