Young People Make Their Mark at The National Museum of Scotland

Tue 29th September 2015

Reality Trail launched to celebrate young people’s take on the ‘Scotland: A
Changing National’ gallery

A group of talented
young people have made their virtual mark at the National Museum of Scotland. The
group had taken part in a four week long programme called Gallery 37 and run by
community arts charity Impact Arts. The young people explored their ideas of
heritage and identity alongside 8 leading artists. In response to the
exhibition, they created a multi-arts performance which was performed for the
public at a celebration event in the Gallery that was attended by Tommy
Sheppard MP.

Tommy Sheppard

To ensure the
programme has a lasting legacy, the young people were also involved in the
creation of an augmented reality trail. Visitors to the museum will be
encouraged to download an app that allows them to scan 4 pieces of artwork in
the ‘Scotland: A Changing Nation’ gallery which will take them to a video of
young people singing, performing and a special animation.

Lisa Edwards,
Programme Manager, Impact Arts explains:

“Augmented reality is
a method of overlaying digital content in a physical space and as our young
people had drawn inspiration from the Scotland: A Changing Nation exhibit we
chose this as the base for our Gallery 37 AR experience.

“Young people identified
one item that they drew some form of inspiration from and we used these items
as the triggers for our AR experience. Throughout the program we captured video and photographs and using our
AR trail this content can be viewed both online and within the actual space
that inspired the work.

“We’re delighted that
a number of young people who attended G37 are continuing to work with Impact
Arts and National Museums Scotland on Monday afternoons until the end of
November in partnership with the national museum, working on a heritage based
visual arts project.”

Visitors can download
the app and pick up a booklet at the Museum’s reception (or download) to experience the Gallery
37 Augmented Reality Trail for themselves. The videos can also be watched on
You Tube.

Gallery 37

Stephen Allen, Head
of Learning and Programmes at National Museums Scotland, said:

“We’re delighted to
continue our successful partnership with Impact Arts, working with young people
to engage with our collections and to develop their own creative responses to
the stories that they represent.”

Lucy Casot, Head of HLF
Scotland, said:

“We are enthusiastic
about giving young people the chance to learn about heritage. Thanks to
National Lottery players our Young Roots programme helps them to bring fresh
ideas and energy to the task. The Gallery
37 Edinburgh project is an excellent example of how they can get
involved, take decisions, develop new skills and interests, connect with their
communities and have fun.”



National Museum of Scotland,
Chambers Street, EH1 1JF Edinburgh.

Contact Katie Smith on
0141 575 3001 [email protected] to find out more.

With thanks to the
National Museums Scotland, Inspiring Scotland and the Heritage Lottery.

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