Monday, 04 Jul, 2011 Offbeat
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High-Tech Museum Exhibit Composed of 40,000 Old Books

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Recently a new permanent exhibit has been opened at the Children's Book Museum in The Hague, The Netherlands. The exhibit has its walls made using thousands of books, 40,000 books to be precise.

The books are staked horizontally. They create the impression of an old fortress, which is, however, surrounded by digital media. The exhibit provides numerous interactive gaming and computer units that allow children create their own book characters, write lyrics and simply pick a storybook to read.

The idea of the exhibit, called Papiria: Land of Children's Books, came to specialists from the Dutch design studio Grob Enzo who worked together with the museum. The project was designed by Amsterdam-based Platvorm.

Additional information on the concept can be found here.

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