Showstanding at Edinburgh – Ready to Go

Showstand smallAfter a hectic day and even more hectic evening the Digital Building Heritage Group’s showstand at the AHRC Connected Communities Showcase in Edinburgh is up and looking great! The 3D printed models look fantastic under the custom halogen lighting and the graphic images of past historic reconstructions that the group have done make a great backdrop to the new digital animations we’ll be showing on the big screen. Many thanks to Motion Ltd and Clockwork Ltd for the manufacture of the stand. The Showcase event kicks off at 09:00 Thursday 4th July and is open to the public. It’s being held in Heriot Watt University’s Edinburgh Conference Centre in Riccarton on the West side of Edinburgh. Doug, Nick and Steffan spent most of today participating in the workshops and seminars being held by the AHRC. Nick ran a workshop on DMU’s new AHRC Funded heritage network to link community heritage researchers and a number of really good ideas emerged from it. Nick will be blogging about the network from its new blog-site here: http://www.heritagenetwork.dmu.ac.uk/blog/ We finished getting the showstand up in time to enjoy a marvelous conference dinner with the rest of the delegates that went on until 10:00. We were joined at our table by Professor Mary Brydon-Miller, Director of the University of Cincinnati’s Action Research Centre who gave the Keynote Address in the morning. It was a real pleasure to spend an hour discussing shared interests in community heritage with Professor Brydon-Miller who is an international expert in this field and a has a wealth of experience in community and participatory research. We’ll be reporting on tomorrows showcase as it happens so follow twitter @DCawth00 and hashtag #ahrcconnect for the latest updates.

About Douglas Cawthorne

Reader in Digital Heritage at De Montfort University.
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