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Global – Open Storytelling Platform

We attended the ‘kick-off’ meeting of GOSTEP at the Amsterdam headquarters of Izi-Travel (seen here). All went very well with lots of positive discussion from our Russian, Dutch and Italian partners, however, only the Dutch knew what was going to happen next. This massive party was not in celebration of our new project, instead it seems

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GOSTEP – Global Open Storytelling Platform

CMC along with lead partner IZI-TEQ have secured Eurostars funding to enable a two-year long project to develop their Global Open Storytelling Platform. The funds will assist with the creation of high quality story driven tours guides specifically targeted at local communities and the heritage sector. The project will focus on the creation of user-friendly,

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Elgin Cathedral medieval stones interactive

Historic Environment Scotland has opened a new exhibition at Elgin Cathedral displaying a selection of the carved medieval stones uncovered from the ruins in the 1800s by a local shoemaker. CMC Associates has produced an interactive touch screen display that allows users to discover stories and themes as well as a detailed exploration of the

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Wildlife interactive iPad

Hawick Museum

In preparation for their new season opening on Sunday CMC serviced the museums multimedia installations. On the first floor three iPads enable visitors to explore the history and wildlife of Wilton Park with a rich collection of images, archive film and nature sounds. In the foyer a large interactive touchscreen offers a virtual tour of

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The Joy of Digiscoping

On Monday we spent the day with colleagues from the Scottish Wildlife Trust at Montrose Basin (many thanks for the hot coffee!). We were experimenting with video ‘digiscoping’ as a means of adding value to the current displays. Good results were achieved using low cost HD webcams on quite basic telescopes, so it is already

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Irish Heritage Week

Last month during Ireland’s Heritage Week CMC’s digitisation partner, Dublin based Discovery Program was invited to speak at a Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland RSAI event to discuss Irelands rich industrial past. On the agenda was our recent joint project for the Railways Preservation Society of Ireland, in particular how the latest laser scanning technologies

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Groam House Museum, Accommodation Strategy

We have been working over the last few months with Groam House Museum to review their accommodation requirements for the next decade. Space has always been tight at Groam House and in addition to looking at options to extend the main building we have considered how their current displays could make better use of the

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