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Where’s Reading heading?

This project is run by Reading Museum as a Happy Museum project (Paul Hamlyn Foundation). iMuse/iOpener was able to support it with a contribution to accessibility with captioning being added to the film by Ginger & Pickles Production Company, getting visitors’ views on Reading through the iOpener days in March 2015 and introducing visitors to the film in the RG spaces tent at the East Reading Festival, June 2015.

boy and young person communicating using an iPad in a museum

The iMuse Programme

The iMuse programme aims to enable everyone to increase their enjoyment of, learn from and interact with museums, galleries and similar public spaces. We are working with museums and galleries and their visitors to try out various types of mobile device such as smartphones and iPads accessing virtual space and interacting with the real space.

The iMuse programme started in late 2011 and was managed by the charity, AACT, in partnership with small/modest sized museums and galleries. The Reading-based charity, RG spaces, is managing the programme from mid 2015.

We run projects, testing out methods with museum staff, volunteers and visitors.

Along the way we have made some general discoveries and raised more general questions

Ure move app

Here’s a short video demo-ing the webapp iMuse created from material produced by participants in the Ure Move project, Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, University of Reading, 2014.

Some pot photographs are (c) Reading Borough Council (Museum of Reading)

Ure Move cabinet doors

Ure Move app

Here’s a short video demo-ing the webapp iMuse created from material produced by participants in the Ure Move project, Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, University of Reading, 2014.

Some pot photographs are (c) Reading Borough Council (Museum of Reading)

Ure Move Launch poster

Ure Move Launch 14 June 2014

It is with great pleasure that the curators and student panel of the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology invite you to attend the Grand Opening of Ure Move, an exciting project and exhibition we have developed with the charity Access-Ability Communication Technology (AACT) as part of Universities Week 2014.

We take this opportunity to celebrate the invaluable work of our University students and the pupils of 3 local schools (Addington School, Kendrick School and Maiden Erlegh School) who together created this original exhibition. The Grand Opening will include a private preview of the exhibition, which shows the Ure collection through new eyes. Guests will also have the opportunity to look around the collection, play with the interactive iPad application or have a go at making their own short stop motion animations. Activities should enthuse people of all ages and abilities.

Saturday 14th June starting at 4.30 pm.

Please RSVP at ure.education@reading.ac.uk.

Sophie the owl

Ure Move

Project dates: November 2013 – June 2014

This project is the third in the series led by the Ure Museum of Classical Archaeology, Reading. Working with three local schools, AACT as part of its iMuse Programme, will help to create simple webapps using material created by 16 year old pupils led by a student panel.

  • Ure Move app Ure Move cabinet doorsHere’s a short video demo-ing the webapp iMuse created from material produced by participants in the Ure Move project, Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, University of Reading, 2014. http://youtu.be/yifqxoiD1SI Some pot photographs are (c) Reading Borough Council (Museum of Reading)
  • Ure Move Launch 14 June 2014 Ure Move Launch posterIt is with great pleasure that the curators and student panel of the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology invite you to attend the Grand Opening of Ure Move, an exciting project and exhibition we have developed with the charity Access-Ability Communication Technology (AACT) as part of Universities Week 2014. We take this opportunity to celebrate the ...
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Happy New Year try our Snowball Splat text-free game!

You can try our Christmas themed game here Snowball Splat

Runs best on an iPad.

This is based on the Splat Medusa game devised by iMuse for the 2013 Ure Discovery project. This incorporated two dozen depictions of the head of Medusa created by 16 year olds from a special school.

These are simple, text-free games that can be enjoyed by all age groups and abilities. The idea came from http://creativejs.com/tutorials/create-an-ipad-optimised-game/

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014!