Monthly Archives: March 2007

Project Presentations and DHRA 2007

Thank you all for last Tuesday’s presentations of your exciting group projects: – “Discussing Human Remains. The implementation of a web-based collaborative media for the Egyptology Gallery at the Manchester Museum” and – “A message board for Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery“. I thorougly enjoyed them and I am looking forward to reading the project portfolios […]

The Churchill Museum

On Tuesday our class enjoyed a trip to sunny London and the Churchill Museum. Having heard and read much about the digital interactives installed within the museum, we were excited to have the opportunity to experience them first hand. Following a rigorous testing/playing with the multiple digital applications, we were fortunate enough to engage in […]

Yabby net

Of course the students of this course do not have crazy ideas like this one… …Only joking guys 🙂 Have a great weekend everyone (with your yabby net next to a pond…) and see you all next Tuesday. I am looking forward to your project presentations. *** Image taken from Curly Flat

‘From Dull to Brilliant: The Bilbao Effect and the Da Vinci Code Syndrome at the Museum’

Dr Mary Bouquet, ‘From Dull to Brilliant: The Bilbao Effect and the Da Vinci Code Syndrome at the Museum’ Wednesday 21st March, 5.30pm, Whitworth Art Gallery. All Welcome. Masterclass ‘The museum effect revisited’: Wednesday 21st March, 2-4pm, G16-17, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama. Readings for this event will be available to collect from […]

BETT Awards

BETT Awards The winners of the prestigious BETT Awards 2007 were announced on January 10, 2007 at the BETT Awards Dinner held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. The annual BETT Awards represent a partnership between Becta, the Government’s lead agency for ICT in education, BESA, the trade association representing the educational supply […]

“300”

Nothing to do with Digital Heritage (or perhaps…everything do to with Digital Heritage!), but here is a movie that I am looking forward to watch. It’s important to remember that this movie is based on Frank Miller’s comic book ‘300’ and not directly on Herodotus’ account of events, hence the various factual inaccuracies (actually, the […]

Digital Interactives: Interactivity and the exhibition space.

Our class this week focused on examining the roles that multimedia interactives play as exhibition and interpretative media in galleries. In doing so we looked at both the notion of interactivity as well as Ross Parry and Andrew Sawyer’s article, ‘Space and the machine: Adaptive museums, pervasive technology and the new gallery environment.’ In short, […]