THE GREAT ART HEIST

A BREAK IN. A THEFT. FIND THE EVIDENCE. ANALYSE IT. SOLVE THE CRIME.

 

INTRODUCTION

The interactive exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to engage hands-on with science and technology. Using real life current forensic methods, they explore and analyse evidence to solve crimes.

The CSI/technical content as well as the information regarding computer and internet security was produced in collaboration with experts from crime investigation backgrounds.

The exhibition is particularly suitable for children and family or school/community groups ages 5 upwards.

VISITOR INFORMATION & APPEAL

The heart of the exhibition, the crime scene, is the starting point for investigations, following which visitors engage with up to 14 hands-on activity stations.   

Each of the 14 interactive exhibits introduce various elements of crime scene investigation including making a facial composite picture, finding UV marks, examining trace evidence using digital microscopes, fingerprint impressions and identification, soil microscopy, DNA comparisons plus much more.

Visitors can work as individual investigators or in families/groups as an investigation team. This exhibition provides opportunities to develop science knowledge, problem solving, working as a team and communication skills.

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTIONS & WORKSTATIONS

Armed with a Detective Crime Report, visitors journey through the following hands-on workstations:

  • Station 1 – The Crime Scene

  • Station 2 – Cybercrime

  • Station 3 – Evidence/Investigation Board

  • Station 5 – Facial Composite Pictures – Digital

  • Station 6 – Facial Composite Pictires – Analogue

  • Station 7 – Witness Testimony

  • Station 8 – ‘Invisible’ Evidence 

  • Station 9 – Fibre Analysis – Microscopy

  • Station 10 – Comparing Soil Samples

  • Station 11 – Taking Fingerprints

  • Station 12 – Fingerprint the Perpetrator

  • Station 13 – Comparing DNA

  • Station 14 – DNA Animation

HOW IT WORKS

Our support includes delivery/return, set up/break down and instructions for your staff or volunteers, alternatively you can hire our expert staff to run it for you. Our staff are crime investigation experts who will be able to answer questions around forensics and crime investigation.

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COST

The above outline can be adapted to suit budgets. Modules can be removed, and we can provide an accurate costing once we have an understanding of how many activities will be included, however prices start at £950 plus VAT. 

The exhibit was built in conjunction with Think Forensic and the Wissens, Vert, Welt Museum in Austria where it has been trialled extremely successfully for 9 months. It has appealed to audiences of all ages. 

A recent event at Liverpool World Museum recorded in excess of 2000 visitors.

 

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