Digital Think Drink at the Petrie Museum

By Claire S Ross, on 1 February 2011

As Part of the QRator project, UCLDH has been working with UCL Museums and Collections on a range of digital projects which aim to change the way we engage with material heritage.  The Petrie Museum has become a living laboratory where real world applications for new technologies can be developed and tested.   We have orgainsed a evening of testing, talking, playing and giving feedback on the digital media available in the museum. A Digital  Think Drink, or a Mini Digital Excursion, if you will.

The Petrie Museum, in conjunction with UCLDH, UCL’s Department of Computer Engineering and Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, invite you to:

An Evening of Digital Technology at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology!

On Wednesday February 16 from 18.30-20.30 the Petrie Museum is showcasing 4 new digital technologies that will revolutionise the way we interact with museum collections:

  • QRator – an iPad-based interactive live object label. Who is ‘the Man from Mitanni’?  Work it out with a glass of wine and find out why you shouldn’t trust museum databases on our iPad label.
  • Tales of Things – connect to object information via QR codes and add your own tale. Or Follow the QR code museum trail.
  • iCurator – curate your own exhibition in a 3D environment and collaborate remotely.
  • 3D Encounters – 3D scanning technologies creating digital models of ancient artefacts.

If you wish to come along and in and help shape the development of four exciting new technologies aimed at increasing access and engagement with museum collections, then book here! (it’s free to attend and will be accompanied by a glass of wine or two)