The Garda Museum at Dublin Castle


An Garda Síochána

Video Production, Interpretive Design, Graphic Design

The Garda Síochána Museum recently got a new home in Dublin Castle’s historic treasury building. Here, the story is told of more than two centuries of policing in Ireland, right up to present day. Emagine won the public tender to plan the visitor's experience to the museum and also design/deliver all of the interpretative graphic panels and audio visual components which bring the experience to life.

Using bright lights and Garda Traffic Corps blue and yellow livery, a walkway snakes through a series of display cases, audiovisual screens, and pictorial and narrative exhibits, through which the policing story is told in a clear, engaging and accessible way.

AV Components

The interpretive design for the museum included a significant audio visual component. This included 7 separate pieces of video with audio, and subtitles for accessibility. The content for the video components was sourced entirely by Emagine. Historic footage was secured form both RTE’s archives and Pathé’s library. More recent footage was acquired from the client’s own video library. Emagine’s team worked to prepare storyboards for each of the video pieces before beginning the editing process.

Exhibition Graphic Design

Emagine were responsible for either sourcing or creating all of the assets for the project deliverables, including script writing, casting, creating new footage and sourcing and cataloguing archival footage from both the client and third party suppliers.

Our design team were responsible for the entire graphic design of the interpretive panels and all of the digital assets for the museum, as well as the print management and installation of same. We delivered a graphic and content solution that was faithful to the interpretive vision.