We are surrounded by hidden histories in our towns, our cities, and our landscapes. STRATA reveals those histories and within them the stories of people and communities, and how they have lived over decades, centuries, and millennia. Looking back at our ever-changing world gives us fresh perspectives from which we can imagine and anticipate our future.
Making full use of digital technologies, such as 3D laser scanning and geophysical surveys Strata digs deep into the layers of history found in our built environment. In The Lab you will learn about the life and times of the Lace Market, a thriving, ever-changing area in Nottingham City centre. And then travelling through space and time to 1840 BCE Egypt we will share the wonders of the Hawara Pyramid and its labyrinthine complex. Scans and surveys conducted over recent years have charted the original layout of this ancient archaeological site. They help us to understand why the complex was built and where the multitude of artefacts, now found in over 40 collections around the world, were originally placed.
Made using 3D digital scans of Nottingham Castle’s Art Gallery before the renovation, a new artistic commission by Bruce Asbestos presents both a creative throwback to the recent past and simultaneously a new virtual space. Asbestos considers the how evolving spaces become fixed as they are captured laser scanning technology and he encourages us to think about those spaces and how they will continue to evolve into our future.
STRATA is based on the ongoing research at Nottingham Trent University’s Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, led by Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem.
Engage into the VR tour of the old Castle galleries and walk through the Castle before recent innovations. Immersie into another layer of history that no longer exists.
Walk through detailed records , drawings, models and stories of the long history of the heart of Nottingham.
Nottingham Castle Galleries keep changing. One way to experience the past in real life experience is to walk through a virtual journey into spaces and art galleries that no longer exist. Which Nottingham Castle redevelopment has radically changed its outlooks and gallery spaces, we take you through the old galleries and experience some art work that are not on display.
The future of museums help envision experiences that are digitally customised by each user to suit their interest and taste. First step is to allow the galleries to change vittually and to enable individual users to interact with and shape that experience. Virtual Tour of the Old Galleries is a key step to encourage users to engage with artwork in new modes and displays.
The only possible way to walk through an client pyramid, experience its tunnels, closed chambers and search for its artefacts that no longer exist on site, will offer you an intruiging and interactive experience of knowledge, space and history.