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The different stages of 3D construction

Our team at EESAB in Brittany has been working hard on the 3D reconstruction of the Botallack mine, to be used in the forthcoming VR immersive experience at the National Trust site in Cornwall. Team members visited neighbouring mines in October last year to scan the shaft and tunnels. The accompanying photos show how they […]
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How Notre Dame can rise from the ashes

With the recent devastating fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the use of modern technologies to aid the reconstruction of historic buildings is very much in the news. Here at the VISTA AR project, we have a range of experts who know exactly how it can be done. Erwan Mahé who leads the DPN Lab […]
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The mining landscape comes to life

Our specialist stonemasons Maillard & Maillard have completed the stone 3D model of the Botallack mines’ landscape. This model will be installed onsite ready for the first tests with visitors later in June. People coming to the site will be able to use a tablet to visualise how the landscape would have looked at the […]
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VISTA participates in Museums + Heritage Show 2019

Dr David Ross (University of Exeter) attended the Museums+Heritage Show, which took place in London, 15-16 May. The 27th edition of the largest UK fair dedicated to museums and the heritage sector had over 150 suppliers showcasing latest trends and products related to heritage conservation, interpretation and technology, and visitor experience. The event was an […]
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VISTA colleagues reunite for the Quarterly Meeting in Rennes

At the end of March, UK and French partners met at the CRB in Rennes for the Quarterly Meeting. On the table for discussion were the two experimentation sites, Fougères castle and Exeter Cathedral, as well as the four deployment sites, Valloires Gardens and Lorient Underwater Museum in France, and the National Trust Tin Coast […]
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Visit via Histopad to the Conciergerie, heritage site of the network of National Monument Centers

All VISTA AR partners gathered in Paris were able to visit the historic site of La Conciergerie, a building that is part of the network of National Monument Centers. The objective was to discover together the product “Histopad” which offers a site visit in augmented reality. The Histopad tool was developed in partnership with the […]
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Quarterly meeting of VISTAAR partners at NEOMA in Paris

Since the launch of VISTA AR, project monitoring has been organised around quarterly meetings of all partners. Each of us takes turns hosting these meetings. This is an opportunity to discover the premises and work of each partner. In January 2019, the project was welcomed by NEOMA Business School on the rue d’Athènes in Paris. […]
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Curation expert joins the Exeter University team

Cristina Mosconi has recently joined the team at Exeter University as a Research Assistant, working on the curation of Visitor Experience design, both at Exeter Cathedral and Fougères Castle. She has already met with the team at the Cathedral and is putting together a storyboard and visitor pathway, with the help of Professor Fabrizio Nevola. […]
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Future Tourism conference in York

David Ross (University of Exeter) attended the Future Tourism Conference, held in York on the 14th September. Organised by the Tourism Society, the event aimed to debate the growing adoption of digital technologies in the tourism industry. Paul Cook, of Planet Planit, spoke about how tourism businesses and organisations can make best use of customer […]
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