Author: sarah

Festival of Museums

For the Festival of Museums 2015 , this year we were at, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, on North Uist.   The museum was housing an very successful exhibit commemorating WW1 and we were happy to be involved for one weekend in creating an interactive ‘Poppy Map’.   With content gathered from the local community and school children of North Uist, the… Read more →

Arrochar Mobile App

Hidden Heritage Trail  App Launched A mobile application that enables learners to concurrently explore the physicality of Arrochar and Tarbet Community. The Hidden Heritage Trail featured in this App explores the strip of land between Arrochar and Tarbet, and was developed by Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust (ATCDT) in 2014 as part of the Hidden Heritage Project. Read more →

3D Laser Scanning – The Bridges Collection

We have been involved in this rewarding collaboration between several departments within the University of St Andrews : School of Classics, Museum Collections and School of Art History. This project has been undertaken as part of the requirements for the Mlitt. Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of St Andrews. The aims were to 3D scan 10 objects from The… Read more →

Medieval St Andrews App Gives the Town’s history the 21st Century Treatment

The Open Virtual Worlds group are not content with digitally restoring the St Andrews Cathedral and the St Andrews Castle to their former glory. The group are now making the rich history of St Andrews available through a location aware app for android. This Autumn Adeola Fabola will be continuing the work that won him a distinction on his Master’s… Read more →

A visit to Holyrood

The runaway success of the Eyemouth Fort installation at the Eyemouth Museum (achieving a 48% increase in visitor numbers year on year!) has lead to an invitation to present the work to the movers and shakers in parliment. On the 8th of October 2014  Friends of the Fort, the Open Virtual Worlds Group and SCAPE were invited to Holyrood to spend… Read more →

Visit to North Uist

Today the team have been in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, to visit local primary School’s and demo our model of virtual St Kilda.  The interactive model will be installed in their local museum Taigh Chearsabhagh this Saturday. The children have been learning all about their local history, songs and stories, surrounding St Kilda, and were kind enough to share with us… Read more →

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

This new paper in the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research provides a nice overview of  “Virtual Archaeology in Second Life and OpenSimulator” “Traditional approaches to virtual archaeology include dealing with research methods to capture information from heritage sites, creating models out of that information and how to present them to the public; these are intense technical procedures which might be… Read more →