Wolverhampton Blue Plaque App

Blue Plaque Banner #1This week the Digital Building Heritage Group released the Wolverhampton Blue Plaque mobile device App which was created for Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society as part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Connected Communities, Community Heritage Grant. Using an interactive map it geo-locates all the blue plaques in Wolverhampton and uses interactive pop-up screens to give pictures, information and history on the people and events the blue plaques commemorate. Created by Thom Corah, Zhhiyi Zhao, Ismail Ogunkeye and Nick Higgett, the app was finally approved by Apple’s “Apple Approval Machine” this week and it is now downloadable for free from the App Store on-line (search for “Wolverhampton Blue Plaques”). The aim of Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society’s project “Looking Up Local Heritage” which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) of which this forms a part was to engage with young woman in Wolverhampton by exploring the city and its history through a mobile phone app of Wolverhampton’s Blue Plaques and relating this to a web hosted virtual visit to the digitally reconstructed Hospital for Woman (circa 1904-28) in Wolverhampton. We have blogged about the work the DBHG has done on the 3D digital reconstruction of the Wolverhampton Women’s Hospital before and the Blue Plaque App now completes this interesting and multi-faceted project.

About Douglas Cawthorne

Reader in Digital Heritage at De Montfort University.
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