We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Museums + Heritage Awards for 2013! Our Touch History table has been shortlisted for the Innovations category of the Awards, which will take place on 15th May.
The Touch History table can be found on level 2 at The Hive and is freely available for people to come and play around with. By working with the University of Birmingham's Digital Heritage Demonstrator project we are looking at ways visitors can use the table to explore the past at The Hive.
It really is an exciting innovation and attracts a lot of attention from visitors of all ages. We are currently using the table to showcase Worcestershire's rich history, with 6 albums of photos, documents, maps and digital paintings. You can move these images around with your hands and zoom in and out with just a pinch of your fingers. It is also possible for small groups to use the table together and we often see families and school groups using it at the same time.
Content will be refreshed periodically so there will always be something new to explore. Next time you're at The Hive why don't you come to the Explore the Past floor and Touch History too?
Keep your fingers crossed for the awards ceremony and we will keep you updated with the result!