Following 12 years of research and development queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened Micropia Museum in Amsterdam at the end of September, which is the first museum in the world where the invisible world of micro-organisms becomes visible.

Micropia uncovers the smallest and most successful of life forms on the planet of which every human is carrying about one-and-a-half kilos on their bodies. They are everywhere, and they shape our world.

The museum uses 3D viewers, specially designed for Micropia, which allows visitors to see how living microbes move around, eat and reproduce.

As part of the experience visitors can undergo a bodyscan to encounter their own micro-organisms.

The ‘black box’ housing Micropia is part of the renovated national monument de Ledenlokalen (1870).

The museum is located on the Artisplein, a new, freely accessible square next to Artis Royal Zoo.

The international project team was very diverse: microbiologists worked with artists, exhibition and media developers, light and sound designers.

Major contributions have been made by scientific institutions, governments and the business community.

This is the first step of the complete go-live at Amsterdam Artis, the zoo of Amsterdam.

Currently, Micropia works with 2 POS systems and access control.

In the following steps Micropia and Artis Zoo will be equipped with extra POS systems and manual scanners for access control.

In addition to the POS systems and access control, ReCreateX also facilitates the registration, booking and financial processing of events, group bookings and guides planning.

Using the ReCreateX webservices, various services will be offered online including e-tickets, group bookings and facility bookings.

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