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Immersive Tech in the UK’s Arts and Culture Sector

Jo Morrison,

In the UK alone, virtual reality (VR) tech is predicted to reach £801 million by 2021. Worldwide, the entire immersive sector is expected to pull in $160 billion (£123 billion) by 2023, as more devices come online allowing more consumers than ever to easily access VR and augmented reality (AR)…

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Arts & Culture Digital Insights

Hidden Florence 3D at the National Gallery

Jo Morrison,

As part of the National Gallery’s Research Centre Seminar series, the Gallery recently unveiled Hidden Florence 3D: San Pier Maggiore — a digital placemaking AR project that reunites the altarpiece panels with the church they were created to adorn. People are able to see the large polyptic in its ‘original location’, walk through the church itself and understand the relationship between Jacopo di Cione’s paintings and one of the most important religious institutions of Renaissance Florence.

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Child looking away from the camera, at a Victorian-style museum hall, with glass cases containing exhibits to the left and adults in the background.

Digital Placemaking Arts & Culture

Are heritage attractions doing enough to attract young visitors?

Jo Morrison,

Children and young people are often seen as passive inheritors of our heritage. Their portrayal in the popular media regularly suggests apathy and disinterest, just look at the photos that went viral of schoolchildren on their phones in the presence of a Rembrandt masterpiece (although it’s clear, some portrayals are certainly not accurate). However, as the Heritage Fund’s Sarah Lanchin says, “children and young people enjoy heritage and can become strong advocates for the future”.

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Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Digital Placemaking Arts & Culture

Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Jo Morrison,

How can digital technology be used to open up and foster collaboration within museum projects? That’s the question Museums+Tech 2018’s speakers sought to answer at this event, hosted by the Museum Computer Group at London’s National Gallery. The intersection of technology, heritage, collaboration and democratisation is where we spend a lot…

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Ben Quash

Arts & Culture Digital Insights

Changing Stations: An interview with Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts at King’s College London

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Sacred events like Easter have inspired countless artworks, but for modern viewers, these works can feel distant. The art is beautiful, but much of its meaning is lost. That’s what King’s College London’s Alight app is trying to change. Alight is a collaboration with the National Gallery and Calvium which…

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