Pocket Museum

History at the touch of your fingertips.


Pocket Museum is a transmedia exploration of Detective John Mitchell Christie’s life through visuals, audio and written components, presented on an app and website. The app is designed to build the relationship between the historical information and the physical locations around the Melbourne CBD. The website expands on the information in the app and additional links to content. The website also has “continue” buttons which link to case files and draw people in further into the story.

John Mitchell Christie was a Police Detective and Customs Detective Inspector, best known for using disguises to catch criminals. Brandishing the sword concealed in his signature cane, he infiltrated Russian spies, solved notorious robberies, thwarted smugglers and counterfeiting rings, raided bootleggers and served as a bodyguard to royalty.

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