IxDA Limerick

Museum Engagement and Digital Technologies

Date: Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2pm-5pm
Venue: Captain’s Room, The Hunt Museum
Organiser: Laura Maye, PhD candidate, Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick

The nature of the museum visit is changing: emerging digital technologies are providing different possibilities for how people engage and interact with physical artefacts in museums. At the January workshop, participants will be provided an overview of emerging 3D printing and digital technologies. There will be a particular focus on how these technologies are being used to engage people into, and re-appropriate museum artefacts and collections.

There will also be a practical element to this workshop, where participants will be provided with the opportunity to actively learn and experiment with digital modelling tools. No previous knowledge is necessary.

This event is organised by the Interaction Design Centre in collaboration with the Hunt Museum and is part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 programme.

Update, 2 February 2014
Attendees: 31

The first part wad dedicated to an introduction into digital fabrication for cultural heritage institutions. The speakers were Laura Maye and Tony Canning.

During the second part, the participants were invited to attempt to 3D model a chosen artefact (a key) and to come up with a scenario for visitors using the 3D printed key.

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