Exploring CR Mackintosh furniture through an Augmented Reality App

Recent events have severely affected the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Collection, a collection considered to be of ‘national significance’ by Museums & Galleries’ Recognition Scheme.

Alongside the physical loss, GSA’s role as key custodian of all things Mackintosh, and its ability to loan works for exhibition around the world, has been dramatically reduced.

Polly Christie will talk about the GSA Archives’ Mac(k)cessibility Project, which was devised to address this loss through exploring the opportunities afforded through digitisation. By scanning and creating 3D models, the project aims to investigate the viability of digital displays & digital loans of Mackintosh collection items through an Augmented Reality App.

The App was built in GSA’s School of Simulation & Visualisation, and funded with the generous support of Museum Galleries Scotland, through the Museum Development Fund.

While still in development, Polly hopes to make a beta version of the App available to attendees, and will welcome discussion and feedback at the meeting.

This event is free. If you would like to make a donation to Friends of GSA click here

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Friends of GSA is a registered charity established in 1990 to support the School and its students, as well as providing an opportunity for members to become more involved in the GSA community.



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Jun 08 2021


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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