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  • Client

    Australian War Memorial
  • Project Name

    First World War Galleries Redevelopment
  • Location

    Canberra, ACT
  • Construction Start Date

    June 2014
  • Construction End Date

    September 2014

Rutledge AV was commissioned on behalf of the Australian War Memorial to help redevelop the Museum’s World War I (WWI) Galleries.

The Australian War Memorial undertook the major redevelopment of the World War I (WWI) Galleries –  a complete refresh of the Exhibition Galleries, and associated plant rooms and service areas, within the heritage-listed structure.

Rutledge AV’s work included the supply, installation, testing and provision of audio visual hardware to design a creative and integrated multimedia display platform for the world-class museum.

Rutledge AV provided and designed AV control hardware; software and programming; visual displays; zoned hi-fidelity recorded sound reticulation; sound and video playback devices; and interactive touch screen tablets for the gallery redevelopment.

Rutledge AV provided hardware that allowed the gallery to accurately focus sound and automatically adjust playback levels on the amount of background sound present, including motion triggers.


A highlight of this project was the soundscape, which was thematically linked to create cohesive sound for the entire WWI gallery.

The creative soundscape for the gallery allows visitors to discover each exhibit with atmospheric sounds and elements.


In addition, Rutledge AV installed a highly sophisticated signal processing solution to provide precise and discrete control over the separate exhibits.

This project was an ACT State Winner of the NECA Excellence Awards 2015.