As museums and the heritage industry continue to be digitally focused, this allows new technological mediums to bring the past alive. Over the 2018 History Festival, more programs than ever are experimenting with augmented reality, digital story telling and teaching us how to get that perfect Instagram shot.
Bringing Adelaide’s History to Colour
The City of Adelaide offers an exciting online experience. This digitally curated exhibition gives you the opportunity to explore the streets of Adelaide through digitised photography rendered in colour. Extra bonus points go to the City of Adelaide for letting me experience the exhibition from the warmth of my own couch.
Visit the Digital Story Box at Woodville Library
The Woodville Library will use augmented and virtual reality to bring local history to life. If you’re not sure how to get children interested in history, this program is the perfect introduction for combining technology and stories from the past.
Lochiel Park Instawalk
10th May, 1pm
Two worlds collide on this walk around Lochiel Park in Campbelltown. Discover the natural history of the region and how to share your experiences with history online.
Augmented Reality: Campbelltown’s Links Wall-Hanging
Thur 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st May
Campbelltown Library is at the forefront of using technology to explore local history. The use of an app on a phone or tablet ensures that you can interact with a piece of art in a new and exciting way.
Talking History: Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics
Tue 14th May, 5.30pm
Join the History Trust of South Australia for a special Talking History session. To celebrate International Museum Day 2018, a panel will discuss 'Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics'. As museums redefine their place in a 21st century landscape they are embracing digital tools and technologies to make deeper and more personalised connections with their many audiences and are redefining success as more than the sum of their visitor numbers.
2018 is an exciting time for the heritage industry - it is a time where our stories can be told in new and interesting ways. Why not visit a digital history event during this year’s History Festival and let us know what you think!