7 January, 2022
10th December 2021
This Christmas, the world’s largest museum metaverse wants to give back to students by bringing artefacts and experiences into the classroom. Holo-Museum, a metaverse of six museums across four countries, encourages schools across the UK, Ireland and around the world to apply through their website for 3D glasses that will bring the museum metaverse directly to students. Schools can apply from December 10th-January 31st for glasses here (https://www.holo-museum.com/school-partnership-program).
Holo-MUSEUM is an accessible way for all students to virtually visit museums across the world using Desktop Augmented Reality Technology regardless of factors including location or socio-economic background. Holo-MUSEUM showcases the Science Museum Group’s Stephenson’s Rocket along with the Imperial War Museum’s Merlin Engine and Spitfire plane. Over the next 12 months, Holo-MUSEUM will welcome exhibitions from EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and The Hunt Museum in Ireland, Anglo-Boer War Museum in South Africa, and Grigore Cobălcescu Museum of Mineralogy and Petrography in Romania. These additions have made the Holo-MUSEUM the largest and most culturally diverse metaverse museum.
The Holo-Museum gives children from all backgrounds an opportunity to experience these museums and so much more, regardless of location or socio-economic background. By applying for these glasses, schools will be able to bring this world into the classroom and showcase experiences and exhibitions that these pupils may not otherwise get the chance to see.
Following the collaboration, the Holo-Museum members said “Holo-Museum is revolutionising the way we reach audiences and enabling us to expand our audience across the world. This technology is opening up the world of learning and enabling people to experience things they otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to. We are really proud to be taking this step in making our collections as accessible as possible and reaching students from around the globe. We hope everyone enjoys our exhibitions and we look forward to continuing our work with the Holo-Museum.”
Dr Sirisilp Kongsilp, founder of Holo-MUSEUM and a university lecturer, states that “With a unified museum metaverse, museums can reach wider audiences. More importantly, bringing children from different cultures closer, enables them to experience each other’s culture, develop a global mindset and expand their world view. I hope that our Holo-MUSEUM metaverse will help fuel students’ passion and excitement for learning about the world and beyond. We also hope this technology will expand to other aspects of learning and create a more engaging, exciting environment.”
Head to https://www.holo-museum.com/ today to request glasses for your school.
Holo-MUSEUM website: https://www.holo-museum.com/
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Perception Holo-SDK is a deep-tech company which is revolutionising the Augmented Reality sector by making it widely available across the globe, bringing objects to life through Desktop AR technology. Founded in Thailand in 2019, Perception is expanding into the UK with their immersive technology, to produce a creative desktop experience for individuals. Perception is set to revolutionise the arts and culture sector through partnerships with museums, galleries and artists which aim to preserve human history.
About Science Museum Group
The Science Museum Group is the world’s leading group of science museums, welcoming over five million visitors each year to five sites: the Science Museum in London; the National Railway Museum in York; the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester; the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford; and Locomotion in Shildon. We share the stories of innovations and people that shaped our world and are transforming the future, constantly reinterpreting our astonishingly diverse collection of 7.3 million items spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. More information can be found at sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk.
About Imperial War Museum
IWM (Imperial War Museums) tells the story of people who have lived, fought and died in conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth since the First World War. Our unique collections, made up of the everyday and the exceptional, reveal stories of people, places, ideas and events. Using these, we tell vivid personal stories and create powerful physical experiences across our five museums that reflect the realities of war as both a destructive and creative force. IWM’s five branches attract over 2.5 million visitors each year in London, Northern England, Duxford, Churchill War Rooms, and HMS Belfast.
About EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive journey about how a small island made a big impact on the world. It explores how every person is connected and how the Irish influence has shaped the world in the last fifteen centuries. Featuring personal stories of love, triumph, adventure and adversity, it highlights and celebrates the positive impact and influence of Irish emigrants around the world.
About The Hunt Museum
The Hunt Museum holds one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities from the Neolithic period to the 20th century. Donated by John and Gertrude Hunt to the people of Ireland, this diverse collection is housed in The Custom House, a 18th Century Palladian style building in Limerick. The Hunt Museum is a centre of learning and civic life that preserves and uses its world class collections to support a greater understanding of our past and to deliver new collaborations and innovation. Public engagement is key to our approach with a full education programme and wide community participation in all our work.
About Anglo-Boer War Museum
In modern society suffering caused by war is still a reality of international importance. South Africa experienced this suffering during the Anglo-Boer War, also referred to as the South African War of 1899-1902. The War Museum not only provides the visitor with an insight into the course and development of the war through its unique collection and exhibitions, but it also brings the visitor closer to understanding the background against which the war took place and the universal suffering it caused. The War Museum is an Agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture with a collection of approximately 40 000 items of historic and cultural heritage value that are directly or indirectly related to the Anglo-Boer / South African War of 1899-1902. The War Museum is an institution of excellence whereby the inclusivity and suffering of all communities during the Anglo-Boer / South African War are depicted, thus propagating the message that negotiation is preferable to war.
About Grigore Cobălcescu Museum of Mineralogy and Petrography
Grigore Cobălcescu Museum of Mineralogy and Petrography has more than 25,000 samples of minerals, gemstones, and rocks from all over the world. Most of them come from the territory of Romania and cover all the mineral classes and common igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
About Department for International Trade, GEP
The Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) offers mentoring and business support to non-UK based founders to help them set up and scale their business from a UK global headquarters. Support is free and includes mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs, help to develop business plans, assistance with relocating to the UK, providing introductions to key networks including investors, guidance on how to grow internationally, and continued help from DIT once located in the UK, especially around exporting.
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