Projection Augmented Relief Models for historical understandings in a museum setting

642_New_PictureThis project explores integration of novel forms of display into cultural contexts. It examines how to deliver complex historical,educational and geographic information in a manner that is engaging to audiences as well as responsive existing environments. The project comprises of three aspects:
1) a novel form and arrangement of displays developed at the University of Nottingham (the PARM display system)
2) historical and geographical archive research into the circumstances of the 1831 Reform Bill Nottingham Riots, a visceral event in Nottingham’s Industrial history
3) collaboration with museum professionals and audiences at the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery (NCMG)

The broad aims of this feasibility project are to synthesise these three aspects to:

  • Develop historical and cartographic understandings around the circumstances of the 1831 Reform Bill Nottingham Riots through the design of the PARM exhibit and its museum context. This aim relates to content creation challenges.
  • Understand how projected augmented relief models (PARM) may be employed to successfully engage visitors in cultural environments, assessing display and content challenges.
  • Work alongside museum professionals and visitors, performing design workshops and an initial feasibility deployment of an interactive exhibit at NCMG.

Partners: Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery