Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment (CINE) is a research project in progress which examines how technology can strengthen the interpretation and engagement of ancient heritage.
We’re investigating the slow development of changing climate from the Iron-Age period up to the much more rapid man-made climate catastrophe of today and looking at how the fishing and agricultural industries have both contributed to, and been a casualty of, climate change.
We will bring the past alive with virtual reconstructions of Iron-Age sites and develop apps for interactive use out in the hills to de-code our landscapes. We want to allow visitors to Timespan to 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 and the herring curing yards of the late nineteenth century.
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).