The Digital Creativity for Regional Museums project is developing an Immersive Media Smart Commissioning Toolkit for interdisciplinary and cross-institutional rapid workshopping and knowledge exchange that will enable regional and local museums to design their own immersive and interactive media installations.

The project is an AHRC funded collaboration between University of Glasgow, University of York and York Museums Trust. It builds on the results of previous collaborations including the AHRC funded ‘Within the Walls of York Gaol’ project and ‘Viking VR’ which developed experimental new approaches to media production, collaboration and co-design across the creative and heritage sectors.

Worskhops & Toolkit Launch

The Smart Commissioning Toolkit has been designed in collaboration with Museums Development Yorkshire and a network of small and medium sized museums accross the county. A series of successful workshops during the Autumn of 2019 have given us the chance to refine and develop the toolkit to better reflect the needs of museum partners. The toolkit includes a series of paper-prototyping activities designed to enable non-tech specialists to design and refine interactive and immersive media projects and a table-top game which allows players to develop and manage their own digital installation. We have now launched the toolkit via facilitated workshops and are looking for museums and creative sector SMEs to work with. For more information contact Gareth Beale using the details below. 

Key Project Members

Dr. Gareth Beale, Archaeology, University of Glasgow – gareth.beale@glasgow.ac.uk

Dr. Heather Christie, Archaeology, University of Glasgow

Dr Jonathan Hook, TFTV, University of York

Dr Guy Schofield, TFTV, University of York

Theodore Wilkins, York Museums Trust

Dr. Nicole Smith, Information Studies, University of Glasgow