(Vocus) February 5, 2009
Onshore Media has created a unique digital interactive stratigrapher, showcased at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery as part of its £1.4 million redevelopment.
The fun, interactive computer display, allows visitors to find out more about objects that have been discovered and their historical significance. A touch of the screen, brings up stunning graphics of the artefacts, and reveals layers of detail, which are then displayed on a giant screen in the Museum's newly developed 'Uncovered' gallery – just one of four new galleries that have been created as part of its refurbishment scheme.
It was created bespoke by new South West-based digital communications agency, Onshore Media.
'It's a totally new way of displaying historical items, like being a sort of virtual archeologist,' said Dawn Bebe, Onshore's communications director. 'It's unique, highly educational and visually stunning, but we were able to achieve this in a very cost effective way for the Museum.'
Onshore worked from a brief set by David Marshall, Museum Project Co-ordinator.
'The display is fun, hands on and educational,' said David. 'Plymouth and the South West is a hotbed of digital creativity and we wanted a local company like Onshore to show how we could bring history to life in a very 21st century way. It's an exciting and innovative step forward for the Museum.'
The 'Uncovered' gallery is now open to the public. Admission is free and opening hours are 10am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays. More information is available from http://www.plymouthmuseum.gov.uk
For more details about Onshore Media visit http://www.weareonshore.com.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery successfully secured a £756,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the end of 2007 for a major refurbishment. Match-funding came from Renaissance in the Regions and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's Wolfson Foundation Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.
Onshore Media, launched in Sept 2008. It is a digital communications agency, run by digital media, marketing and PR specialists Dawn Bebe, Robin Holland, Steve Carroll and Simon Whittam.
For more information contact:
Dawn Bebe, Communications, Onshore Media
0800 242 5840
Simon Whittam, Communications, Onshore Media
0800 242 5840