Since 13th May 2019, as part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, has been hosting a temporary exhibition entitled “D-Day: Freedom from Above”. An unprecedented exhibition in the world’s largest military aviation museum made possible, notably, through a partnership with the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise and the Histovery group in France.
So what’s the idea? Well, thanks to Histopad – an innovative tool developed over the last year by Histovery for the Airborne Museum – visitors to the exhibition are taken back in time, to the heart of the action of 1944 in a 360° immersion, scientifically robust and with augmented reality as well as the ability to manipulate 3D objects. Over 350m2, the key sites of the D-Day airborne landings in Normandy become available to both young and old, and as such everyone is able to understand this universal period of history in a scientific and recreational way.
“Formidable technology”, “a journey through time”, “for everyone”, “an incredible reconstruction”, “easy to use”… This world first, enhanced by a dedicated scenography, has been a unanimous success with visitors. The interactivity of the Histopad, the giant photographs of Sainte-Mère-Eglise and its surrounds, the augmented reality have already won over thousands of visitors in France and the United States.
Another illustration of the links between Normandy and the world, spreading an understanding not only of its historical assets but also of its strengths today with innovative technology.
Discover below feedback from visitors to the National Museum of the United States Air Force :