GLAM Labs: 4 projects receive funding

We are excited to announce that 4 proposals from the call for GLAM Labs projects have been offered funding by the IT Innovation Challenges scheme. The projects are (click on project name to read the abstract):

  • A physical and digital show and tell – creating a portable ‘station’ for use in the museum galleries to present both 3D models in Virtual Reality and tactile models / 3D prints. Based in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

  • Digital makers – developing staff coding skills and piloting digital making activities for families and young people. Based in the Radcliffe Science Library and Ashmolean Museum.

  • Replicating historic musical instruments – testing the accuracy of 3D printouts of historic musical instruments. Based in the Pitt Rivers Museum.

  • Mapping playful spaces in the museum – using social data to examine how visitors engage with Oxford’s museums to understand visitor engagement. Based in the Oxford Internet Institute working with a number of GLAM sites.

Projects will run between May 2019 and February 2020.

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