Submissions 2017

The Heritage in Motion Awards recognises innovative multimedia projects which promote, explore or safeguard Europe’s cultural heritage, and open up exciting new routes for audiences into heritage collections.

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    Athens Time Walk

    Athens Time-Walk is an offline guide with 3D representations of Athens' most famous archaeological sites. This application presents you the cultural past of Athens in a virtual and augmented environment, featuring the famous sites of the city and presenting them in 3D reconstructions. The app functions whether you are on-site or off-site. In the on-site tour, related to your current position, you may watch the ancient monuments in situ and through multimedia content to get all the information needed. When you are off-site, the app functions like a virtual tour, using the joystick to walk through the site. This app comes with a detailed and fully functional city map to assist you not only …


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    Mark Applin

    Sign language is the preferred language for many deaf people, and the Signly app at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, delivers smart signed content directly to the user’s device. Open the app and point at a Signly SIgnpost to play the relevant video. Signed content appears as if the visitor had brought their own interpreter along in their pocket. For example, aim Signly at the Signly label positioned near Roald Dahl’s writing chair to get signed content about the exacting daily routine he followed to create his famous tales.

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    Wouter van der Horst

    The Rijksmuseum SnapGuide is a web based-app that acts as an engaging and educational tour guide for students visiting the Rijksmuseum. SnapGuide takes an innovative approach to stimulating learning by ditching lectures and books in favour of informal, interactive mobile tours. Inspired by the quick and informal character of camera apps such as Instagram and Snapchat, the SnapGuide is designed to connect today’s visual camera culture, with the visual culture on show at the Rijksmuseum. Rijksmuseum SnapGuide introduces art to 12-18 year olds in an new and personal way. The app features six of the Netherland’s most popular influencers who, through short video blogs, invite young people …

  • App Publisher is a user-generated content platform focused on tourism, where users can share their travel/tourism contents related to any destination in the world. By uploading contents into the platform, individual people, travel agencies, universities, tourism boards, public institutions, and others, will generate their own travel guide app, without the need of knowing anything about coding. The idea is to create a travel marketplace, app, where people share their contents, which become travel guides, through the usage of the Publisher platform. We wish to bring people together in an increasingly global world through the sharing economy. Knowing that there are many …

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    Philipp Breuss-Schneeweis

    "The Speaking Celt" is an Augmented Reality companion app for visitors to the Museum of Celtic Heritage (Keltenmuseum Hallein) in Hallein, Salzburg, Austria. In this app, two Celtic avatars „guide“ the visitors through the museum and explain the artefacts inside the display cases. One Celtic warrior „stands“ in front of the museum as a guard. The technology used is called Augmented Reality and it works like this: First of all, users download and install the free app "The Speaking Celt" on their own smartphone (iOS, Android) from the App Store or from Google Play. They can also borrow an iPad at the reception desk in the museum. Then, within the exhibition, they look for …

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    Janet van Essen

    The Ir. D.F. Wouda pumping machine is a UNESCO World Heritage . It is the largest still functioning steam pumping station in the world. The pumping station from 1920 is still used a few times a year for the Frisian water management. After starting and warming up for six hours, the almost 100 year-old machines operate at full speed: a fantastic sight. Virtual reality allows us now to see the pumping station work every day of the year. We made a 360 movie at nine locations in and around the Woudagemaal. Of the lighting of the huge boilers, the steam clouds outside the pumping station, the impressive steam engines and its smooth rotating flywheels. The 360° film was made with the …

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    Alexander Lavrov

    Mission possible: Returning gamers to museums! Interactive 3d technologies and game mechanics allow presenting even most complex information in a fascinating way. The number of users returning to a game is several times greater than that of returning users of an ordinary informational app. In the course of the game they are motivated to learn more about the museum exhibits, with which they have repeatedly interacted. This initiates a process of active learning. We realized that game needed to win over some of the large gaming audience and bring it to the virtual museum of Tula State Arms Museum.…