Heritage Sandbox projects unveiled 28 September in Bristol

Tweeting dead people? Listening to ghosts? Digitally layered cities? The Heritage Sandbox scheme is modernising historical sites and exhibitions into something you won’t have seen before.

With technology changing the way people travel, work, communicate and spend their leisure time, for the heritage sector to remain relevant and sustainable, it must make sure it remains at the forefront of this wave. In its first round of funding, REACT, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council responded to this industry challenge and awarded six ground-breaking collaborations of academics, technologists and creative companies to create new heritage experiences using robust academic research and groundbreaking creative technology under the banner of Heritage Sandbox.

The six projects – City Strata, Future Cemetery, Ghosts in the Garden, Ivory Bangle Lady, Memory of theatre, and Reflecting the Past – only had three months to get their idea up and running.

We’ll be able to see their results at the REACT Showcase: Heritage, taking place Friday 28th September at Watershed in Bristol with a keynote from celebrated author and former Tony Blair advisor Charles Leadbeater.

Full details can be found here.

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