Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment (CINE) aims to transform people’s experiences of outdoor heritage sites through technology, building on the idea of “museums without walls”. New digital interfaces such as augmented reality, virtual world technology, and easy to use apps will bring the past alive, will allow us to visualise the effects of the changing environment on heritage sites, and help us to imagine possible futures.
We want to allow visitors to Timespan to virtually travel back through 4000 years of the Strath of Kildonan, from the round houses and souterrains of the late Bronze and early Iron Age, to the Highland Clearances, the herring curing yards of the late nineteenth century, and even forward into the future.
Behind the scenes CINE will develop content management toolkits – enabling curators, archivists, historians, individuals and communities to make innovative heritage projects to create unique on-site and off-site customer experiences in specific locations.
More broadly CINE will explore the social, economic and political role of heritage within our remote communities and develop best practice to shape relevant environmental policies.
CINE is a collaborative digital heritage project between 9 partners and 10 associated partners from Norway, Iceland, Ireland and Scotland. The Lead Partner is Museum Nord. The project is funded by the Northern and Arctic Periphery Programme (ERDF).