Sharing findings from the Artcasting project – Cultural Heritage, Digital Engagement and Visitor Experience – 25 May 2016

The AHRC-funded Artcasting project is coming to an end on 30 June. Those in the Co Durham area can try the Artcasting app in the ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Bowes Museum until the 24th of April. In the coming weeks, the project team (including Jen Ross, Jeremy Knox and Claire Sowton from Digital Education) will […]

Make new connections with ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe. Saturday 27th February, 11am-12pm & 1-2pm

We’re really excited to be on tour again with Artcasting and heading down to County Durham for an interactive workshop and drop-in session. Claire and Jeremy have packed a bag full of Artcasting goodies and devices, and are all set for their own mobile adventure to Barnard Castle. The theme of the day is ‘Connect […]

#museumedoz Twitter chat, 1 March 2016

The Artcasting project team has been working closely for the past 10 months or so with colleagues at the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, and the ARTIST ROOMS Associate Galleries, on developing a new platform for evaluating visitor engagement with art, and exploring the ideas and issues that have come along with thinking ‘inventively’ about […]

Artcasting: Make new connections with ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein. Sunday 10 January, 2-4:30pm

Connect Roy Lichtenstein to Your World The ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art closes on Sunday 10 January 2016. Come and enjoy the final day of the exhibition with the interactive Artcasting project. Drop in any time between 2pm and 4:30pm to connect Lichtenstein to your world! Artcasting is […]

The muse in the magic?

On Friday 27th November, Jen, Chris (B) and I set off (very) early from Edinburgh in preparation for the launch of the ARTIST ROOMS Mapplethorpe: The Magic in the Muse exhibition at the Bowes Museum in County Durham.   Despite horrendous travelling conditions most of the way, the clouds parted to reveal a sunny Barnard Castle […]

Explorathon, European Researchers’ Night, National Galleries of Scotland

What happened at Explorathon? On Friday 25th September the artcasting team excitedly arrived at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ready to test an early prototype of the artcasting platform for the first time. Throughout the afternoon and evening, friends, colleagues and members of the public interested in our research dropped in to try […]

Explorathon 2015, 25 September: come to the Gallery of Modern Art & try artcasting!

On Friday 25 September venues all across Scotland are hosting ‘Explorathon‘ events as part of European Researchers’ Night. We’re delighted to be pairing up with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh for a special Artcasting event. This fun, hands-on event in the ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein exhibition will make you think about your own responses to art, help […]

Open Twitter chat on inventive evaluation – 4 September

Update: You can find a record of the Twitter chat here on Storify!   We’re pleased to be involved in co-hosting the next #DLNETchat Twitter chat on Friday 4 September from 12-2pm. These Twitter chats take place on the first Friday of each month, and previous topics included mobile technologies, and digital cultural heritage in the classroom. The […]

Thoughts from the DLNET (Digital Learning Network) conference

Last week I attended the Digital Learning Network (DLNET) conference ‘On the move: mobile learning in museums and galleries’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Here are my thoughts on the conference and some interesting ideas that might usefully inform the development of our artcasting platform. Kati Price (V&A) reviewed lessons learned from […]

Workshop 1, National Galleries of Scotland

On 9th July, Jen, Jeremy and I joined colleagues at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to run our first workshop exploring young people’s experience of an ARTIST ROOMS exhibition. Our primary objective was to see how the principles underpinning Artcasting (particularly around the relationship between artwork, memory and place) might play out within […]