Panasonic and Historic Royal Palaces announce corporate partnership

Panasonic has announced a long-term corporate partnership with Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), the independent charity that manages six former Royal residences in the UK

The partnership presents Panasonic with the opportunity to showcase its latest, innovative business technologies, while enabling HRP to provide an improved visitor experience for its customers.

HRP will put Panasonic business technology through its paces and Panasonic will use some of the UK’s most famous venues for a variety of events.

The first joint initiative saw 12 Panasonic high brightness projectors used as part of the 500th anniversary celebrations at Hampton Court Palace. A 22-minute projected artwork, which told the architectural and cultural history of the palace, played for three nights over the Easter weekend.

Panasonic laser projectors are being used in a new exhibition in the palace, bringing animation to Hampton Court’s stories. A total of eight projectors have also been installed within the Tower of London jewel house, helping to interpret the story of the Crown Jewels.

Masaki Arizono, Managing Director of Panasonic System Communications Company Europe, said: “This partnership marks the start of a long-term relationship with Historic Royal Palaces, which we feel generates tremendous value for both parties. It is part of a wider Panasonic strategy to provide dedicated solutions support for our key customers.”

Rupert Gavin, Chairman of HRP, said: “Historic Royal Palaces helps people explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society in some of the greatest palaces ever built. We are continually seeking new methods to engage with our visitors, incorporating new technology to bring history to life in creative and inspiring ways. We are delighted to have formed this partnership with Panasonic. It will further allow us to tell these stories using their superb range of projection and display products.”