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.
- 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
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.