Buxton Museums & Art Gallery Pilots Digital Trails
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery are pleased to announce the launch of four digital trails as part of Collections in the Landscape.
The trails are being piloted in the project’s development phase, supported by a £81,000 Stage One grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The trails, found at www.buxtonmuseumapps.com, are accessible on both desktops and mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones. The tails are designed to be followed in landscape, using mobile data, but the content can also be accessed from home or anywhere else with an available internet connection. The four locations explore content in different ways, varying in tone and intended audience.
Buxton Waters examines the ways in which Buxton’s natural spring waters have shaped the town and has been created with visitors and tourists in mind.
Stories of Shopping takes a trip down memory lane, using archive images of Buxton’s shops and the voices of local residents.
The Mysterious Arbor Low explores the archaeology of an ancient landscape and includes the collections of Buxton Museum & Art Gallery and Museums Sheffield.
The Dovedale Family Trail is made to be downloaded at home and viewed as a pdf or print-out. It’s been designed as an activity sheet with lots of fun and interesting things to do.
The team are currently evaluating the pilots to inform a Stage Two bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will influence the long-term digital profile of Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. If you have any comments, or would like more information, please contact the team on CITL@derbyshire.gov.uk or check out the project blog http://collectionsinthelandscape.wordpress.com.