We’re using augmented reality (AR) to bring back lost aspects of our town’s past. AR allows us construct digital, animated, three-dimensional representations of buildings and other objects that have been lost to time. Using a smart phone or tablet you can walk around the town and see some of it it as it once was.
Over the next few years a group of volunteers from the town who have banded together in an organisation called createROSS aims to design and deliver a minimum of 12 augmented reality exhibits. The first has been created and you can see for yourself how the Museum Without Walls will work. It is called the Lost Fountain and it exists digitally on The Prospect.
Our work has so far been mad possible by grants from:
- Herefordshire’s a Great Place – Hidden Gems Grants – a Herefordshire Cultural Partnership development project delivered by Rural Media. Great Place is co-funded by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery, with support from Historic England.
- Arts Council England who are funded our Wye Tour Boat project for 2020 but which for obvious reasons has not yet fully taken place.