Online experiences at VISTA cultural heritage sites
One way in which the VISTA project has sought to address the challenges posed to sites by the pandemic is by creating online “teaser” versions of our AR and VR devices:
Exeter Cathedral: a 360° Youtube immersive teaser video of the choir experience; the digital books scanned for the interactive screens are also available on the Cathedral website.
National Trust : Interactive Google street view of the reconstructed mining landscape – teaser to the AR app at Botallack 'Botallack Mine – a snapshot of Cornish mining at the edge of the Earth'.
Château de Fougères : promotional video of the castle giving a glimpse of the AR and VR devices
Musée sous-marin - Lorient : short 3D animation showing the last hours of a war submarine.
All of these experiences have been produced to give potential visitors a taste of the experiences that were implemented at the site over the summer. We hope that they will encourage people to visit the site and try the full experience.
The launch of these online teasers also gives us the opportunity to ask questions about 'intention to visit', which is a key part of our research.
* Bonus : if you want to see the West Front of Exeter Cathedral in full colour, scroll to the bottom of this page 'West Front AR App' and follow the link.