Announcing HistoryLens

HistoryLens: Call for Partners

Today at the Museums and Heritage Show at Olympia in London Linknode announced a call for partners to be part of the HistoryLens development programme.

HistoryLens is GIality for local museums and heritage trusts – taking collections digitally back into the field with geospatial augmented reality.  Using our 3D visualisation capabilities and positioning expertise the HistoryLens app will provide a location-based context for interpretation and sharing.  The vision is to create a personal content-rich “Without Walls” experience in the landscape and streetscape rather than enclose exhibits and stories. This will be a first for 3D scanned objects, with augmented reality given an in-field context for interpretation.

HistoryLens As part of Linknode’s expansion to make use of our core technology in new sectors, HistoryLens is part funded by Scottish Enterprise.  We are currently looking for up-to four partners who are enthusiastic to embrace new digital experiences, have location-based stories to tell, are part of local groups, have experience in outreach development and ideally with some 3D scanned object archives (though we can help with this).

If you would like to get involved with the call to action, we will be reviewing expressions of interest by email until the end of May.  Please initially contact info@linknode.co.uk with brief details of your organisation, location and history and we will be in touch to build on ideas and ideally bring groups together in June.