The Battle of Camperdown House

There's a report in today's Dundee Courier that the A-listed, neo-classical Camperdown House, centrepiece to Camperdown Park, Dundee is not going to be accessible to the public anytime soon. I understand the problems that this must bring to Dundee City Council (DCC). So often cultural projects are criticised for being a waste of money in the face … Continue reading The Battle of Camperdown House

Instagram Victoriana

Fun times were had at The McManus, Dundee's Museum and Art Gallery last Saturday evening (17 May) as we presented Victoriana Dundee as part of the Festival of Museums. The Museum, opened late for a special evening and, with the help of Artemis Scotland, brought Victorian Dundee to life once more as the various galleries … Continue reading Instagram Victoriana

Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.

Tonight (Thursday 6 February) was a reflection evening at the McManus. We were reflecting on the Sense of Place project with our young artists who range from 15 to 18 years old. We hadn’t seen most of them since the show opened so apart from anything else it was just great having them all together … Continue reading Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.

Brian Cox (The Dundee Actor) talking about his experiences as a boy with the cinema as ‘child care’!

Storify, Storify Storify

Storify is fantastic. That's all you need to know. Storify exists simply for you to gather, or craft, a narrative from snippets of social media channels. The likes of Twitter, Instagram, Faceook, etc, are already in the business of providing a means of telling a story but they are rigid streams of information and the … Continue reading Storify, Storify Storify

Digital Imaging on iPad (via AudioBoo)

The images above are on display at Perth Museum and Art Gallery. From left to right, the second, fourth and fifth displays were completed as part of an iPad workshop I led in November 2012 and are exhibited until the end of March. This week some of the young people who took part in the project, … Continue reading Digital Imaging on iPad (via AudioBoo)

Guildtown Project (via AudioBoo)

Guildtown was founded in 1818 by the Guildry Incorporation of Perth. The Primary School, through a series of interlinked projects (many of them delivered through the Living Communities Programme at Perth Museum and Art Gallery), explored the Guildsmen and the trades that they governed. They also made a mini-documentary including a recreation of how the … Continue reading Guildtown Project (via AudioBoo)

Perth Roman Project

As part of Perth Museum's Living Communities programme young people from Perth and Kinross took part in a Romans' project last summer. Here they talk about the experience, what they learned and why it's great to 'show' as well as 'tell'! These AudioBoos' were captured to be tagged (via QR Code) to exhibited on display … Continue reading Perth Roman Project

iPad – therefore iLearn

Over the past 18 months I have had many opportunities to use the iPad as a learning tool and information on Playful Communications: learning and training services can be found here. As a combination of camera, audio recorder, note-pad and presentation tool I initially thought it would be useful to me but more and more … Continue reading iPad – therefore iLearn