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Improving access to museum artefacts using latest technologies

28 Jul 2017

Manchester Museum is working to improve access through digital technologies

Digital Touch Replicas

This is led by Sam Beath, Collections Care Manager and Senior Conservator at Manchester Museum, in collaboration with Touch and Discover Systems and Loughborough University.

The goal was to create a ground breaking user experience that enables users to touch and interact with digitally scanned museum artefacts and which also addressed the needs of our visitors who have sensory impairments.

You can see an example of digital touch in action in the museum's current exhibition Object Lessons, which has received funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council

Manchester Museum’s innovative digital 3D work was also awarded a Commendation at the Jodi Awards on 29 June.

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