Submissions 2015

This year is the second edition of the international competition to highlight multimedia use at cultural heritage in Europe -The Heritage in Motion Awards. Heritage in Motion grants awards and celebrates the best multimedia achievements and products -through varied, creative and innovative means, in order to draw attention to the value of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage in all its facets.

Winner of the Best Achievement Award 2015

At the Domplein (Cathedral square) in the historical heart of the medieval city of Utrecht something extraordinary came into existence in June 2014: DOMunder. Tinker imagineers has designed the underground archaeological visitor experience, in cooperation with JDdV Architecten. Visitors use an interactive flashlight while descending in the dark in search of archaeological remains which, together with the multimedia experience, tell the stories of the 2000 years of history at the Domplein. The combination of high-tech solutions for climatisation, conservation and experience techniques with low-tech archaeology makes DOMunder an innovative and inspiring project within the European context.

All Category Winners

  • App

    In 2013, Rijksmuseum launched Rijksmuseum app containing a multimedia guide for museum visitors. It now includes nine tours in both long and short versions featuring information on various levels for 225 exhibits: an introduction to the object, an animated sequence that provides a magical window with more information.

  • Film & Video

    The multimedia mapping tells the course of the historic event – 16th century Peasant Revolt. Matija Gubec was one of the most charismatic peasants’ leaders in this part of Europe and one of the most popular Croatian historical characters ever. He is the central character around whom the story is built. Chosen verses from the famous Balade Petrice Kerempuha (Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh) of the author Miroslav Krleža (one of the most famous Croatian writers) are interpreted by a well-known actor Vid Balog. The characters mentioned in literature were projected on the monument simultaneously. Later, while reciting 17th century Habdelić’s description of the 1573 peasants’ revolt, in which he …

  • Website

    This unique interactive film concerns the dilemmas faced by the young framework knitter, Ben, as he weighs up the choices open to a young textile worker during the early 19th century in Nottinghamshire. The story is set during the Luddite Uprising which began in 1811, fuelled by the poverty of the Framework Knitters, before taking root in Britain’s industrial north. Your choices will dictate which direction the story will take. You will be asked to advise our young Knitter on issues such as whether he should join a Luddite Gang and engage in criminal activities to highlight his frustration; support The Committee who advocate peaceful methods and discussion to improve their situation or …

Shortlist

  • Film & Video

    Colours and Sounds of Bursa is a project of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality aiming to celebrate the cultural diversity and richness of Bursa.

  • App

    Rock Opera’s journey through time describes an episode of Scotland’s history as seen through the eyes of Sarah, a ten-year old girl. During her adventures she discovers the struggles between James Hutton and Robert Jamieson, encountering singing rocks, talking crows and a boxing match in her riotous exploits.

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    The table experience offers a concrete experience of the museum as contact zone between majority society and members of the smallest of Norway’s national minority groups; the Norwegian Romá. Filmed meetings between individual Rom, museum personnel, and others, are projected on the tables. On one table they discuss issues regarding Romás position in the Norwegian society today. The second table is concerned with the specifics of Roma culture, concentrating on the wedding rituals. Here the participants make food and table decorations while they discuss Romá culture.

  • Website

    Hel Looks has been documenting street styles in Helsinki, capital of Finland, since 2005. Hel Looks documents individual, unique looks and styles, without age, gender or other boundaries or limits. The blog was started in July 2005 and it’s created by Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen who have also taken all the photos on the site.

  • Film & Video

    The 3D-stereoscopic movie The Imaginarium of Master Bernink takes you into the enchanted daily life of shoolmaster Bernink in the early 20th century. It was made for the small-town natural history museum “Natura Docet” which Bernink founded, and it shares Berninks unflagging passion for the nature of his native region with the visitors. The movie, done on a very tight budget due to the limited funds of this small museum, drives home the message of the entire museum: watch closely, and with passion, and the wonders of your everyday surroundings will reveal itself to you, as they did to Bernink. (this video: short fragments in 2D)

  • App

    The Icelandic company Locatify has developed apps and Content Management System (CMS) where curators and other users can upload content regarding cultural heritage for users of the applications. The apps provide navigation, guidance and narration supported by Global Positioning System (GPS) outdoor and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) indoor. With this system it is easy to create cultural heritage tours and provide users an unforgettable experience. Additionally treasure hunt games and map markers can be created. By the use of this technology cultural heritage can be presented and guarded in a new way.

  • Film & Video

    The Second World War in 100 Objects was a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition made possible through the unique cooperation of twenty-five Dutch war and resistance museums. The exhibition was on display in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam from 5 February through 5 May 2014 and could also be visited online on the website tweedewereldoorlog.nl (second world war online). The website was awarded  a Webby Award 2014 for best website of a cultural institution and a silver Lovie for best home/welcomepage.

All Submissions

  • Film & Video

    The Batana Eco-museum through its varied research programmes based on knowledge, respect for cultural heritage and dialogue, inclusion, innovation, its interdisciplinary approach and use of multimedia evaluates, protects, interprets, recreates, presents and communicates tangible and intangible maritime heritage and actively reinforces the cultural identity and uniqueness of Rovinj. The Eco-museum’s mission and main goals are conveyed and implemented through its principal elements: Spacio- an old canteen, the little shipyard in front of the Museum, two thematic routes, the regatta of traditional wooden boats and The House of Batana, local title muòstra, the central interpretation and …

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    The 10th of July 1584 Stadholder-Prince William of Orange was assassinated in the Prinsenhof in Delft; two bullet holes in the wall are evidence of the attack. Every Dutch citizen knows the story and the murder scene is a veritable shrine to the Father of the nation.

  • Website

    Ethnological methods was used to collect contemporary pick-up lines by Hotel and Restaurant Museum. The pick-up lines were used to create a generator on a mobile site which can work as a marketing tool for the museum as well.

  • Film & Video

    Two Delhi natives who now live in Glasgow tell their stories of the two cities they are proud to call home, talking about what Indian culture has brought to Glasgow. This film celebrates the cities of Delhi and Glasgow sharing the world stage at the 2010 Commonwealth Games as the Games’ flag was handed over from one city to the other event. Currently on display at Riverside Museum, Glasgow.

  • Website

    In 2014 Studio Louter created an interactive game for the famous Mauritshuis museum about the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age. This game is part of an educational program that prepares 8 to 12 year old primary school children for their visit to the museum. It is designed for a classroom setting, to be played on either a digital school board or large touchscreen. The game is formatted as a live action quiz, whereby the quizmaster draws the students into the world of the Mauritshuis and makes it come alive as he walks around inside the paintings.

  • Website

    MapMyVisit connects museums and their visitors. Visitors can re-experience a tour and relive the interpretation they had during a museum visit. It helps to communicate with visitors about events, exhibitions and news updates. Plus it will help connect visitors to social media outlets, websites and web shops.

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    Richard Serra’s (San Francisco 1939) site-specific artwork ‘Waxing Arcs’ has stood since October 1980 at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Since the perception of space was essential, Serra made arrangements with the museum that nothing but the work itself should stand in the same room. The museum, however, has never adhered to this agreement. In close collaboration with the museum, IJsfontein has developed a 13-minute multimedia presentation that combines audio, projections, historical material and poetic artwork. With a circle of light as guide, visitors walk through time and space and literally experience how the work of art has changed over the course of a long and fickle love affair.

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    De Leguanen (Iguanas) is a realtime, reallife heritage game in the city of Breda that lasted 4 weeks with aprox.1000 players. They played the game on the street, in musea and online, through social networks, websites, youtube, but also in local newspapers, on radio and television. Subject of the game was the city’s history of the Eighty Years’ War in the 17th century.

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    Bring out the inventor in you! Mission Eureka is an interactive family game for everyone aged 8 and upwards, allowing teams (2-4 people) to go on a journey of discovery in search of the technology behind major innovations such as the light bulb and X-rays.

  • App

    One thousand years ago the Regole started managing the territory surrounding Cortina d’Ampezzo as communal wealth and collective property. This heritage has now gone digital thanks to the MQUADRO platform, and is ready to receive contributions from anyone, granting a personalized experience to all through educational materials compiled with teachers, chromatic galleries, music associations, and involvement by individuals, thus building up to a common heritage. The multimedia path of the D-ROCK exhibit, held at the Paleontological Museum Rinaldo Zardini this winter, was born in this spirit. We aimed not to preach the scientific discoveries of two great men such as Deodat de Dolomieu, who …

  • App

    App with over 110,000 objects available on smartphone, tablet and 10 multitouch tables in museums located in Gelderland, the Netherlands. The CollectieGelderland app is free to download in the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android). Try it now!

  • App

    ’Buitenplaats Mobiel’ – a hybrid location-based mobile game for young families about historic stately homes using modern technology.

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    In one of the renewed exhibitions in Museum Prinsenhof Delft, a motorized multiscreen installation serves as the apotheosis of the success story of Delfts Blauw, the world-famous Dutch pottery product. The Delftware-industry brought the city of Delft status and success; it’s shrewd invention, highly skilled production and worldwide appeal testify to the inventiveness that is Delfts most enduring trait.

  • Website

    Bonga castle is an inspiring gallery of the professor, artist Riitta Nelimarkka. It is located in the little coastal city of Loviisa, Finland, 1 hour drive east of Helsinki. The building has been renovated into a studio and an art museum-gallery that welcomes the people of any age. The Bonga website invites public to explore art and visit this peculiar, historic place. Nelimarkka.com website provides more reference about the art that fills this joyful castle. Both websites include video clips previewing Bonga and its art in a nutshell.

  • Film & Video

    Water-colour pictures were drawn by russian children on a tale written by Vladimir Odoevsky in XIX century. At that period musical boxes were very popular and museum restorer Mikhail Guriev kindly demonstrated how the heroes of the tale looked like: bells, small hammers, cylinder and spring-princess, as well as their real sounds. Dreaming boy has appproached the wonderfull shuff-box so close that he saw a misterious life inside...

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    The Batana Ecomuseum is an innovative museological concept safeguarding and promoting Rovinj’s tangible and intangible maritime heritage. One of the most remarkable phenomena of intangible heritage is the local dialect derived from Latin Vulgate, called Istro-roman or Istriot language. It was documented for the first time in Dante’s Commedia and is still spoken by few people. The “Spacio” interactive exhibit is thus dedicated to the Istriot language combined with the culture of local cuisine and canteens-public spaces used to socialize. By moving the glass on the “table” visitors activate the audio record and are able to listen the local dialect recorded in 2004 when locals gathered for the …

  • Website

    The Cyprus University of Technology Library, responding to its social role in the preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage has recently completed various historical collections digitization projects. One of the main goals of these projects is the preservation and enhancement of the value of the cultural heritage of Cyprus, presenting the history, the traditions and the customs of Cyprus internationally. The Library, in cooperation with various institutions of the country, is actively involved in the recording and digitization of cultural heritage content, while at the same time is providing an advisory role in digitization. The Library implements innovative information technologies …

  • Film & Video

    A short film describing life at a fishing station in the far north of Shetland. Narrated by the last person to be born at Fethaland, the film uses archive images and the sounds of Shetland to tell of a way of life that has now long gone.