The Virtual Experience Company is one of the leading creators of virtual reality and 3D multimedia content in the Cultural Heritage sector. Since its inception in 1999, we have delivered inspiring virtual reality and multimedia interactives to some of the most iconic heritage sites in the UK and beyond.
The primary focus of our projects is to engage our audience in the stories of heritage sites and to inspire people to explore their history. The tools we use are drawn from innovators in games technologies, education and entertainment, but we always regard these as the means, not the end – the heritage is what is important.
Our small team is complemented by a wide circle of specialists in their own field, including web designers, 3D artists, programmers and educators. We are fortunate to have worked with many dedicated professionals, some of whom have been collaborating with us for over a decade. We’re always keen to hear from people who have a passion for their work and who would like to bring their own ideas and inspiration to our projects.
In January 2021 we established our Advisory Board, drawing in expertise from world class Universities
Prof Marilyn Deegan was Director of Research Development at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. The author of many books on Digital Technology, Marilyn also has extensive experience of delivering Cultural Heritage projects in the MENA region.
Dr Mark Winterbottom is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. He is a founding member of the Centre of Excellence in Technology Education, and his research interests include heritage education, inquiry-based education and classroom environment.
Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco is Lecturer in Heritage & Digital Humanities at the University of Essex. Her research includes Heritage, Digital Heritage, Virtual Museums, 3D digital and printed replicas of artefacts and monuments, authenticity, lost heritage, natural disasters, heritage at risk, resilient communities.
Dr Fabrizio Galeazzi is a Research Fellow at StoryLab Research Institute, Anglia Ruskin University. His research explores the combination of 3D interactive visualisation and multimodal storytelling to develop cutting-edge solutions for heritage preservation, urban planning and sustainable development. His most recent work includes the protection of heritage at risk from conflict and from climate change, an area of increasing importance.