La Belle Interactive Touch Screens

Wildflower worked with Terra Incognita Productions to produce and write the content for a series of interactive touch-screen stations at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas.

The 1995 discovery of French explorer La Salle’s sunken seventeenth-century ship, La Belle, began a twenty-year process of excavation, conservation, documentation, and eventual exhibition of this well-preserved vessel. Over one million artifacts were recovered from the ship and the comprehensive Artifact Viewer—with its animations, 360-degree photography, and historical images—allows visitors to explore many of them in-depth.

Interactives, available in English, French, and Spanish, include:

  • Assembling La Belle
  • Constructing the Cofferdam
  • Explore the Shipwreck
  • Finding the Mississippi River
  • How Does It Work?
  • Load the Cargo
  • Trading Goods
  • What Would You Bring?
  • What’s Inside the Concretion?
  • Where Was It From?
  • Artifact Viewer

A comprehensive, proprietary content management system allows museum staff to maintain and augment the content in each of these iPad-based interactives.

Bullock Texas State History Museum