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Tech in Museums and Cultural Heritage

November 16th, UNESCO Creative City/Hamar Municipality and Anno Museum welcome leaders, professionals and others with interests in the field of museums and cultural heritage to a full day conference as part of Nordic VR Forum 2023.

Immersive experiences such as VR and AR are no longer new to most museums - but do we fully take in what impact technology can have on how we run our museums? Welcome to this conference seeking to highlight how digital tools and new technology can enrich more than visitors experiences in museums and cultural heritage.

The Nordic VR Forum is a VR/AR/XR conference and workshop, taking place in Hamar every year. 

At the Nordic VR Forum, everything revolves around immersive learning technologies: More precisely, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and their use of it within health care, learning, training, gaming, city planning, metaverse, web3, and storytelling - and from this year: Museum and Cultural Heritage.

Day 1 (Main day): The overall topic of the conference is “immersive learning technologies” – specifically we focus on the four topics VR in Learning & Training, Storytelling, and Technical Development and the Metaverse. Program day 1.

Day 2 (choose Health care OR Museums and Cultural Heritage) .

Billetter / Tickets

1 eller 2 dager / 1 or 2 days (15-16/11/2023)

Program Day 2 (Museum&XR): Tech in Museum and Cultural Heritage

16/11/2023, 08:30-15:30.
The Auditorium at Anno Domkirkeodden, Hamar, 2 km/30 min from main venue (map at bottom).

Program Day 2 (Museum&XR): Tech in Museum and Cultural Heritage 16/11/2023, 08:30-15:30. The Auditorium at Anno Domkirkeodden, Hamar, 2 km/30 min from main venue (map at bottom).
08:30 - 09:00 Optional: New to VR? Introduction to key terms and concepts you will meet during the day.
09:00 - 10:00 Mingling and registration. Showcasing at the "Aulatoppen".
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome Speech - Vigdis Stensby, Mayor in Hamar, UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts
10:10 - 10:20 Welcome to the historical grounds of Anno Domkirkeodden ("Cathedral Point") - and a short presentation of the new Regional History Center, opening in 2026. Director Per Øyvind Riise
10:20 - 10:50 Preserving the Past, Envisioning the Future: Unleashing Egypt's Cultural Heritage through XR. Maged Farrag, Egypt
10:55 - 11:10 Exploring AR tours for museums. Freek Teunen, Netherlands
11:10-11:25 Time Travel through VR - A showcase of Animajor's most influential projects. Yav Bonev, Bulgaria
11:30-11:45 VR- experience "Valgets kval" at Grini Museum (MiA) - tenders and procurement. Sindre Grønvoll, Breach VR, and Søren Aagard Rasmussen, Museene i Akershus (MiA)
11:45-11:50 5 min practical preparations for afternoon case studies.
11:50-12:50 Lunch Break and showcasing.
12:50-13:05 Digitilizing Traditional Norwegian Boats - 3D capture methods in museum collection management. Kristina Steen, Norsk Maritimt Museum and Espen Nordenhaug, KulturIT
13:05-13:20 VR in dissemination and preservation of historical buildings. Anders Henrik Holm, Apaxa and Hege Solli, Vest-Agder Museet
13:25-13:40 VR in designing Exhibitions - and reuse in Marketing/social media. Thomas Michel, Moesgaard Museum, Denmark
13:40 - 14:40 Case studies in groups (incl. break):
1) Regional history center - museum and archive will melt together in a new type of cultural heritage institution. Brainstorming about how technology can or should leave its mark on the centre. Strategy and process. (Lead by: Magnus Sempler Holte, Anno Museum)
2) Metaverse - a future in museums? Should cultural heritage be "for sale", what is the role of museums in creating authenticity in commercial products? Discussion based on the case NTF/Nordic Bible and Books Museum. (Lead by: Amund Steinbakken, Innlandet County Municipality)
3) KulturIT's role in infrastructure for new technology. (Lead by: Sven Inge Sunde, KulturIT/Anno Museum )
4) 3D technology in collection management and preservation of historical buildings. (Lead by: Kristian Mosvold, Agder XR)
14:40 - 14:55 Sum up - casestudies
14:55 - 15:25 Debate: How can museums be better at embracing new technology?
15:25 - Roundup

How to get here

The venue is 2 km/30 min walk from Hamar Cultural House (venue for main event Nordic VR Forum)

By train

  • ​NSB regional train R10 stops at Hamar railway station
  • From the railway station you may take a taxi to Domkirkeodden. Address: Strandvegen 100, 2315 Hamar
  • From the railway station you may also take a half an hour walk by foot along the beautiful lakeside of Lake Mjøsa

Click here for train table.

By car

  • Take the motorway E6 till you reach Åkersvika and follow the road signs showing you the way to the museums.
  • Adress: Strandvegen 100, 2315 Hamar

We have a great parking area right outside our main entrance. The parking fee is NOK 20,- per hour or NOK 40,- for an entire day.

The parking fees help financing our beautiful museum park.

By bus

From the railway station you may take bus B25 in the westwards direction ("Martodden"). Get off at Strandvegen/ Vognvegen and follow the road Vognvegen 350 metres to the museum. Alternative. Bus B21 or B23 to bus stop Maxi, and walk 1,1 km to the museum.

Click here for bus tables.

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