Digital museum: UEA in exciting new Paston project
After the successful Heritage Lottery Fund All our Stories project that the PHS took part in during 2013, the society is now working with Dr Karen Smyth of UEA on an exciting new Arts and Humanities Research Council project – Preserving Place: A Cultural Mapping Exercise – in 2014-15.
Dr Karen Smyth: spoke on the Pastons at Dragon Hall and the NRO exhibition
The aim is to test a method of digitally visualising all the options, routes and connections involved in preserving heritage and retelling history. The hope is that this will lead to a much larger project in the future that focuses on all aspects of the Pastons’ heritage. The aim is to create an interactive "digital museum".
We hope, for example, to collect and create digital narratives about the lives, networks, letters, editions, heraldry, objects, landscapes, paths, buildings, images and all forms of translations and adaptations, including creative writing, re-enactments and school projects.
The site will also act as a portal for the history of all aspects of Paston scholarship and ongoing academic dialogues. The aim of the museum is to act as a hub for everyone: for the general public, private owners, local history groups, school teachers, tourists, academics, creative writers and enactment groups. The digital museum will, hopefully, be complemented by a physical museum.
Watch this space for more details.