Reserve Bank of New Zealand Museum
The Reserve Bank is an innovative display and visitor experience located in the ground floor of The Reserve Bank.
The 130 sqm museum has the great advantage of being part of the Wellington inner city financial and government precinct, and occupies a significant landmark site. The challenge of making Monetary Policy and Economics appealing to a public audience provided opportunities to present banking ‘wow factors' - a million dollars, replica vault doors and precious currency help supplement the information associated with the central bank.
The museum features a specially developed system of graphics and animated diagrams, audio, video and lighting including selected historic objects and artefacts, that together captivate audiences and present an engaging series of stories about finance, currency and the economy.
The creative and innovative use of technology to present the information within a ‘museum' environment appeals to a wide audience. This approach assists in describing the history and the science in an accessible way, making optimum use of the relatively small space. Abstract ideas are presented graphically and clearly.