Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Digital Tools for Museum Professionals: Limerick, Ireland, 19-20 January 2017

Two days workshop organised by the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick, as part of the EU meSch project.

Are you a museum professional interested in emerging technologies for cultural heritage?
Are you a museum professional keen on reimagining how heritage can be revitalised using technology?
Would you like to experiment with designing and developing interactive exhibitions?

If so, join us in Limerick on 19th and 20th January 2017! During these two days, participants will have the chance to explore design concepts and bring them to life using the kit developed over the last four years by the meSch project.

Participants will select and adapt appropriate content to create new and exciting visitor experiences. This event will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about new digital tools, explore design thinking for creating innovative visitor experiences, and network with like-minded professionals. No prior technical or design experience is required!

Venue: Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland
Duration: Thursday 19 January 2017, 10:30am - Friday 20 January 2017 - 5pm

Places are limited. You have to commit to participate for the whole duration of the workshop.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application by 20 December 2016 at the latest. Acceptance will be communicated by January 11th, 2017.

About the meSch project
How can heritage be brought to life with digital content? The Material Encounters with digital Cultural Heritage (meSch) project (2013-2017) aims to enrich heritage artefacts by bringing objects, stories and materiality to the forefront of the experience. Its primary goal is to connect the physical experience of heritage to the digital in novel ways. The project has devised a toolkit to enable curators and other museum professionals to create new and exciting experiences enriched with digital content.

Four museums across Europe have explored meSch technology: in Amsterdam, the Allard Pierson Museum; in the Hague (Netherlands), Museon; in Rovereto (Italy), Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra; and in Limerick (Ireland), The Hunt Museum. For more information on these, follow these links:

For further information on the meSch project, click here.