“Characters in Historic Scenes”

              Digital Models of characters greatly enhance reconstructions of digital scenes, enabling us to better imagine what ti would have been like to live, work and play in the past. The OpenVirtualWorlds group at St Andrews has worked with museums, archaeologists and historians to recreate historic scenes including Vikings […]

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American Civil War Monument Archive

This project will set up a database of American Civil War monuments and material artefacts. After Confederate monuments started to be dismantled in some of the southern States last year and the year before, it has become clear that the general public both here and in the States have little idea of where many of […]

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“Painting the Picts”

In this project you will create models of artefacts which show the viewer what those artefacts would have looked like when they were first made and used. We will work with Perth museum in exploring digitisation and colourisation of Pictish objects in their collection, but the techniques developed  will be applicable to other artefacts. “Pictish […]

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“Reconstructing Historic Buildings”

In this project you will  develop a digital reconstruction in a 3D environment. The reconstruction will be located within a landscape and feature either an archaeological or an architectural scene. There are several options for subjects of the reconstruction for example: Rait Castle St Andrews Black Friars Iron Age Broch Roman Fort and fortifications St […]

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“Modelling and Animating St Andrews Historic Characters”

Description of Project: St Andrews was once the religious capital of Scotland, and one of the most important cities in the Kingdom. Using the Unreal4 game engine it is now possible to create city-scale digital reconstructions that can be explored using virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Drawing on these developments, […]

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Virtual Reality simulation of cerebral visual impairment

Introduction Brain injury is one of the most common causes of visual impairment in children in the developed world and is increasingly being recognised in lower resource regions. Children are particularly affected, as premature and prolonged birth are risk factors for brain injury and the development of cerebral visual impairment (CVI). Parents, teachers, carers and […]

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“Virtual Museum of the Caribbean”

Windrush: a Virtual Museum for the Caribbean In this project we will work with the University of the West Indies and the Barbados Museum and Historical Society to create a virtual museum infrastructure for the Caribbean. This will feature content created by the EU LAC Museums project including a collection of 3D artefacts. It will […]

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“Virtual Time Travel”

In this project you will develop an app for the Oculus Go and Quest platforms that enables users to see into the past bringing history alive in new and exciting ways. You can make use of the Virtual Time Binoculars framework developed by Smart History and of digital reconstructions of historic scenes that have been […]

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“Virtual Dive Experience” Year of Coasts and Waters

“The year 2020 has been designated Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, a year that will spotlight, celebrate and promote opportunities to experience and enjoy Scotland’s unrivalled coasts and waters, encouraging responsible engagement and participation from the people of Scotland and our visitors.” Visit Scotland In these projects we will work with and develop digital […]

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“Museum at Home”

Engaging with heritage from home. “A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.” ICOM. The impact of COVID 19 on museums […]

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