10 October 2017

Digital Heritage, Moray

Digital Heritage

Date: Wed 25 October 2017, 13:00 – 16:30 BST

Venue: Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray College UHI, Elgin

Technology is being used to enhance experiences, enable way finding and improve accessibility of Heritage sites and artefacts. From laser-scanning and virtual recreations, to museum experiences and artefact preservation, technology is playing a new role in Heritage.

The special topic for discussion at this event is Digital way finding and markers – using tech to lead the Heritage explorer.

Agenda:

  • Hands-on demonstration on arrival (13:00)
  • Welcome
  • The Ubiquitous Mobile:  Eddie Horn, Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Break
  • Museums without Walls: Dr Bess Rhodes, Dr Iain Oliver & Anna Vermehren, St Andrews University.
  • Close (16:30) 

The Ubiquitous Mobile: Eddie Horn, Glasgow Caledonian University’s School of Engineering and Built Environment will look at how mobile phones and handheld devices have become ubiquitous and they provide opportunities for developing a much more interactive experience for visitors. With GPS location and built in cameras hand held devices open up a whole new way of engaging an increasingly demanding audience.

Museums without Walls: Dr Bess Rhodes, Dr Iain Oliver & Anna Vermehren, St Andrews University.

Museums need no longer be confined to their walls. This session will look at mobile technologies, often already in people’s pockets can help create Museums Without Walls that take interpretation into City and Landscapes. Trail apps relying on GPS work well outside but need assistance inside. Virtual Reality can provide windows into the past, whilst trail apps guide visitors through the landscape

Dr Bess Rhodes is a research fellow at the University of St Andrews and Smart History. She specialises in archive research and is great at turning up new finds and highlighting significant events in accessible language. Bess has recently worked for Historic Environment Scotland researching Edinburgh Castle and Scottish tournaments. 

Dr Iain Oliver is also a research fellow at the University of St Andrews and Smart History. He has developed immersive systems for museums and the Virtual Time Binocular framework. Iain has also expertise in laser scanning, structured light and photogrammetry. He has produced high quality 3D models and makes them available through the web and mobile apps.

Anna Vermehren is Project Manager for CINE Northern and Arctic Periphery Programme Museum Nord, Norway.  She has worked with the University of St Andrews in developing the Caen Virtual World and Clearances Trail App, and an innovative cross reality exhibition using 360 technologies to see into the past of Helmsdale.

This event is free to attend and fully funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and organised with the support of Interface, as part of the Year for Heritage, History and Archaeology. Special thanks to St Andrews and Glasgow Caledonian University for taking time out to come and share their expertise.

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