The Hunt Museum’s 17th Century statue of Apollo has been fascinating visitors to the museum for years. Now, they can see him and interact with him like never before!
Using the museum’s own tablets, visitors can scan a QR code located in the Captains’ Room in the museum and bring Apollo to life. Apollo was often used to represent the trades, arts and professions. The augmented reality (AR) Apollo will be able to tell visitors about the various professions represented on his body, such as the Wine Merchants on his knee, or the Locksmiths on his shoulder. Not only this, with some music, and some AR, Apollo will show visitors not only has he got the trades covered - he’s also got the moves! There’s something for all ages to enjoy with this project and it allows people to experience Apollo like never before.
Afterwards, visitors can go on a trail highlighting objects from the Hunt Museum’s Permanent Collection that are linked to the trades and professions on Apollo.
This project is a partnership between the Hunt Museum and Alan Dormer and Uvis Zviedris, creative technologists who have also worked on a range of projects in the theatre and arts sector.
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