Category Archives: projectimuse

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!

Stnley spencer gallery interior

Stanley Spencer Gallery

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

young people lerning about computer animation

Ure Discovery

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.

Our-text-free-Ladybird-book-in-an-exhibition

Text-free book

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.

 

holybrook and abbey arch Reading

iMuse in Reading

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.

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We blogged as we went along.