On 29th and 31st July 2019, book a place on one of our free Immersive Cultures events in Newcastle and explore how we can foster immersive technology collaborations between cultural organisations and the digital sector.


Monday 29th July 2019, 3 – 5pm at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books

Immersive Cultures 1: Developers to Museums

This workshop invites museum and cultural organisation professionals to hear perspectives from the development community about what makes a successful collaboration in immersive technology work. We know that galleries and archives, museums and libraries recognise the potential of immersive technology for involving audiences in new ways, for thinking about inclusion and diversity and for making better use of hard-to-access materials. We also know that time, money and specialist knowledge about the potentials of such technology are barriers to innovation. In this short workshop we convene a group of innovative professionals in immersive technology with cultural organisations to ask what better models for collaboration might look like.

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Wednesday 31st July 2019, 3 – 5pm at PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre

Immersive Cultures 2: Museums to Developers

This workshop invites designers and developers from the NE community to hear perspectives from museums and cultural organisations on the challenges they face in commissioning and co-developing work in immersive technology and to think together about solutions. The North East is home to an incredible wealth of developer talent and a huge richness of museums, galleries, archives and libraries. We all know there are difficulties with a digital divide, with funding, and with finding space to think and imagine together. In this short workshop we will hear from curators and leaders in cultural organisations in a series of lightening talks asking how the objects and practices of institutions can help focus collaboration.

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Hope to see you there!



Rachel Pattinson
Vital North Partnership Manager
Newcastle University | Percy Building | Newcastle upon Tyne | NE1 7RU | UK
Seven Stories | Lime Street | Ouseburn Valley Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ | UK
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