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.
Project dates: July – September 2014
– or “From Apullia to Reading”
iMuse is working with the Ure Museum and the Museum of Reading to create a mini webapp explaining how Reading got such a rich collection of Greek pots and how the two museums collaborate over their display.
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 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. http://youtu.be/yifqxoiD1SI Some pot photographs are (c) Reading Borough Council (Museum of Reading)
- 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 ...
Project dates: April – June 2013
Working with artist Jenny Halstead, iMuse is hoping to demonstrate that a low-cost simple web-app can enhance the visitor’s experience, particularly those with sight, learning or reading difficulties.
- Volunteers in the Garden You can hear the artist talking about volunteering in the Harris Garden here. http://youtu.be/aj9LB4i_zKE
- Another artist’s text-free mini-app planned iMuse is working with artist, Jenny Halstead, to produce a low-cost mini-app for an in-exhibition iPad. Jenny recently spent a year as Artist in Residence in the Harris Garden at the University of Reading, painting and drawing as the seasons changed. Her exhibition in the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, runs from 24 May to ...
Project dates: January-June 2013
This is a collaboration with the Gallery.
You can read the initial project initiation proposal here.
We are blogging as we go along
- The Stanley Spencer Gallery iMuse project week 2 Practicalities of visitors’ initial iPad usage.
- iMuse in the Stanley Spencer Gallery Ann Danks, our gallery archivist, spotted a talk that Annette Haworth of AACT was giving at Reading about the iMuse work at the Museum of English Rural Life and we decided it sounded intriguing.
- Stanley Spencer Gallery The Gallery is a small but beautifully formed art gallery in a converted Wesleyan chapel in Cookham, Berkshire, UK.
Project dates: December 2012 – May 2013
Ure Discovery is an Arts Council England World Stories funded project led by the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology.
Forty 16-18 year olds from three types of school are working with a student panel, a professional animator and a museum education officer to create an exhibition and trail. We are working with them to produce a highly-accessible app, using the drawings, video, animations, stories etc that they are providing.
The iMuse/AACT aim is to demonstrate that everyone can join in such a project and everyone can enjoy finding out about the exhibition using the app whatever their communication abilities.
Project dates: October 2012 – April 2013
Original artwork by C.A Tunnicliffe RA for the Ladybird series was scanned.Visitors can sit to look through them on the iPad, tapping the animals to hear their sounds.
We have also recorded the text on the exhibition’s posters which visitors can hear by tapping.
Thanks to the University of Reading Special Collections and to the Ladybird publishers (Penguin) for permission to use the images.
Project dates: January-August 2012
You can look at the imuse in Reading initial project description here.
This Project worked in partnership with the Museum of English Rural Life with funding support from the Cultural Partnership, Reading Borough Council, the Vodafone Foundation and the Foyle Foundation.
In a variety of events, from a Young Farmers’ fair to half-term activities, 600 people of all ages and ability used mobile devices trying various ways of accessing their heritage, from Tweet a Sheep to an Olympic trail.
We blogged as we went along.
- holybrook walk
- merl horses cows wheels
- Hanging out in the MERL
- Olympic trail
- Berkshire farmer trail
- Tweet a sheep
- The Great Fire Engine Mystery – the story
- Getting to grips with the heritage trail
- The Great Reading Cheese Mystery – Part 5 more observations from half-term
- The Great Reading Cheese Mystery additional notes
- A trail based on ‘Not Just a Berkshire Farmer’ – Part 1 – initial ideas
- Ure museum Olympics trail – Part 1 Preliminary thoughts
- The Great Reading Cheese Mystery Part 4 -making the QR code reader
- The Great Reading Cheese Mystery – Part 3 Half-term visitors taking part
- The Great Reading Cheese Mystery Part 2 – Report from the weekend
- The Great Reading Cheese Mystery Part 1 – Creating our first mini Alternate Reality game
- The Great Reading Cheese Mystery – the story