Secrets of Palazzo Falson Revealed

Posted On February 12, 2020

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum is a place where history, fiction and art all merge into what has now become an innovative, value-added,museum experience.

Inspired by the Palazzo’s long history and myths surrounding its past residents, the game/interaction designer Eleni Papadopoulou wrote a dark love story set in the medieval era. Through a collaboration with Vodafone Malta Foundation and Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti a new free app has been launched using Augmented Reality (AR) that invites visitors to unlock the mysteries surrounding the death of the game’s lead protagonist, Lady Caterina. As the fictional and real objects in the collections come to life on the screen, the app creates a personal interaction with the visitor, elevating the overall aesthetic experience. It is also text based for the benefit of the hearing-impaired community and offers a bilingual option of Maltese or English.

This app fuses past and present, embracing cultural literacy among people of all ages. The app is suitable for users of age 12 and over. Even though the app has a latency when the object is framed by the camera, its complementary effects and music certainly make up for it.

Palazzo Falson welcomes anyone willing to be captivated by this unique experience that is another step towards appreciating our rich Maltese culture. The history and the mystery are just waiting to be discovered.

Secrets of Palazzo is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm). For more information visit www.palazzofalson.com.

Written by Isabelle Mallia

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