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dc.contributor.authorMcCaffery, John
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Alan
dc.contributor.authorVermehren, Anna
dc.contributor.authorFabola, Adeola
dc.contributor.editorGuidi, Gabriele
dc.contributor.editorScopigno, Roberto
dc.contributor.editorTorres, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.editorGraf, Holger
dc.identifier.citationMcCaffery , J , Miller , A , Vermehren , A & Fabola , A 2015 , The Virtual Museums of Caen : a case study on modes of representation of digital historical content . in G Guidi , R Scopigno , J C Torres & H Graf (eds) , Proceedings of the 2015 Digital Heritage International Congress : Analysis & Interpretation Theory, Preservation & Standards, Digital Heritage Projects & Applications . vol. 2 , 7419571 , IEEE , pp. 541-548 , 2015 Digital Heritage , Granada , Spain , 28/09/15 .
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dc.description.abstractIn the early 19th Century much of the Strath of Kildonan was cleared of its people who were replaced by sheep farming. This pattern was repeated across the Scottish Highlands. In 2013 Timespan, Helmsdale Heritage and Arts Centre, hosted a program of activities to mark the 200th anniversary of the Clearances. The centrepiece of these activities was a community excavation of the Caen township in the Strath of Kildonan. Based upon the evidence of that excavation a digital model of the township was created using the Virtual Time Travel Platform. The Virtual World of Caen can be explored as part of an installation in Timespans storytelling room. Visitors can experience what life would have been like in the Strath of Kildonan in 1813. This paper reports how the model has been deployed in different settings and on various digital platforms. These include showcasing the model at the Helmsdale Highland Games where visitors could explore the township of the past on stereo head mounted displays, or a Virtual Museum website that welcomes visitors from around the globe, as well as using Google Cardboard to allow visitors to explore Caen today, the virtual reconstruction of Caen simultaneously whilst on the site.
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dc.subjectVirtual historiesen
dc.subject3D Weben
dc.subjectAM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)en
dc.subjectDA Great Britainen
dc.subjectQA75 Electronic computers. Computer scienceen
dc.subjectT Technologyen
dc.titleThe Virtual Museums of Caen : a case study on modes of representation of digital historical contenten
dc.typeConference itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Computer Scienceen

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