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Tuesday, November 19 • 12:08pm - 12:23pm
Bringing archives alive: Using technology to tell the stories of the past

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Using archive plans of underground toilets in Dunedin from 1910, I have developed (in conjunction with Otago Polytechnic) a virtual reality tour of these long gone underground spaces. As this has been so successful, our department plan to further develop this into an AR experience for the public, which can promote heritage to tourists and locals alike. We also plan to further extend this by including the whole of the Octagon and making the experience a time travel journey back to 1910, using the archives to promote Dunedin's unique built heritage and history.

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Alison Breese

Digital Archivist, Dunedin City Council
Alison has worked as an Archivist and most recently a Digital Archivist for 15 years and is a councillor on the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand. She is passionate about using technology and open access to showcase and enhance archives to tell stories of the past and... Read More →

Tuesday November 19, 2019 12:08pm - 12:23pm NZDT
Soundings Theatre Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand