West Midlands Digital Cultural Heritage Demonstrator Regional Roadshows

Posted on Wednesday 9th May 2012
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The new £2.4 million ERDF funded West Midlands Digital Heritage Demonstrator project is now under way. We invite you to come along to one of our breakfast meetings to find out more about how to get involved and benefit from this innovative new project. To register your place at any of these events please follow the links below.

  • Wednesday 13th June 2012, Fazeley Studios Birmingham
  • Thursday 14th June 2012, Birmingham Science Park Aston
  • Thursday 21st June 2012, Light House Wolverhampton 
  • Wednesday 27th June 2012, The TechnoCentre Coventry

Road shows will run from 8.30am until 10.00am, including a short presentation from Project Director Gino Bellavia, meet the team and network over breakfast with other regional Creative Industries businesses.

What is the Digital Heritage Demonstrator Project?

Working in partnership with four of the region’s key heritage organisations - the new Library of Birmingham, The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and the the Worcester Hive, the project aims to demonstrate how collaborative projects exploring the use of digital technology with the Cultural and Heritage sector can develop new markets and increase profits for business.

Based in the new purpose built Heritage and Cultural Learning Hub at the University of Birmingham, the project will offer tailored support from a wide range of experts in the field of digital technology and innovation  and provide access to a suite of innovative multi-user, 3D multi-touch technologies, mobile devices and tablets, advanced user-testing facilities and augmented reality tools, all integrated into a unique digital prototyping lab. All collaborative digital demonstrator applications accessible through multi-touch tables, the web and mobile platforms will be showcased across our partner locations as well as at our state of the art digital prototyping suite at the University.

Together with the opportunities outlined above, the project in collaboration with the heritage sector will also offer a range of activities including a program of seminars, workshops, transfer of knowledge, student internship and recruitment opportunities. Some of the themes will include using new media to reach new audiences, social networking and the use of technology in galleries.

If you are interested in coming along to hear more about the project please register using the links above or contact l.woodall@.bham.ac.uk as soon as possible to reserve your place.