When we were contacted by the assistant curator of the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide, who wanted to compliment their WWI/WWII exhibit with a digital element that would keep visitors interested, we were also very interested.
With 356 soldiers listed, visitors to the museum would be able to browser through the names and gain glimpses into individual soldiers and their experiences.
Sydney Herbert Stone enlisted in WW1 at the age of 30. He received the Military Medal in 1917 for dedication to duty in clearing the wounded despite being under enemy fire.
You can even find out his occupation before leaving Australia, his marital status, number of children, rank and battalion.
Our solution, using a Drupal 7 website, allows the museum to update information and add images as visitors to the exhibit are able to provide additional resources. The exhibit itself is not for the Internet. It has been locked down to a particular device within the museum and has proved very popular.
Updated 2nd September 2016
After a successful exhibition the website that managed the information for this exhibition was made available to the public. Can you find your relatives?
Engaging museum visitors with an interactive exhibit of soldiers from World War 1 and World War 2.
Project technologiesCSS HTML 5 jQuery PHP (Drupal 7)
Completed in November 2015