Visualisation and Interpretation
The Virtual Experience Company have worked with a wide variety of archaeologists, historians, museum curators and other specialists, enabling them to communicate the special significance of their heritage to a wide audience.
We believe that the key to a successful project lies in the partnership between our technical expertise and their in-depth knowledge of the heritage.
Please see our Projects page for some examples.
The Virtual Experience Company has collaborated with many museums and organisations, developing engaging educational content with immersive 3D environments. We are currently working with the University of Cambridge on a major project and, in the past, we have worked with the Houses of Parliament, the Bodleian Library, Manchester Musem and others.
One of the greatest challenges facing museums is to enable visitors to access their collections. Often there are just too many items to display, or sometimes items are too delicate to be put on display. Alternatively, if people cannot get to the museum many curators wish to give them remote access to their collections.
We have built virtual reality replicas of artefacts for a number of clients. These can be accessed from any computer terminal, whether within the museum (e.g. British Museum of Pewter, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust), or remotely over the Internet (e.g. Manchester Museum, Petrie Museum). Remote access can be driven either from a standard web page or directly from the museum’s own collection management system.
The Virtual Experience Company has pioneered the use of Virtual Reality as a means of enabling visitors who were previously excluded to explore some of the country’s most famous historic houses. We aim to enable “virtual visitors” the same freedom of movement within the house as that enjoyed by other visitors.
A key element of our approach is to consult as widely as possible, taking in the views of the curators, visitors and other organisations dedicated to increasing access. We are also very mindful of the danger of replacing an inaccessible building with an inaccessible computer programme!