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Victorians find themselves in Second Life!

Second Life Scene

Last week saw the launch of the Resurecting the Past Project from the University of Bristol.

The project has built a 3D model of the Pompeii Court from the Crystal Palace exhibition in the virtual world of Second Life.  

The project aims to:

  • to make accessible to the public knowledge of the Crystal Palace and its collections.
  • to increase awareness of and stimulate research into the Crystal Palace and to broaden our understanding of the place and perception of Classics in the nineteenth century beyond the universities and museums by reconstructing the collection and display techniques of a private speculative enterprise that shaped and reflected mid century ideas of taste.
  • through dissemination and evaluation of our project to stimulate new approaches to teaching & learning, to encourage dialogue between academic institutions and the wider community and to encourage the increasing use of digital technology within the Arts and Humanities to reach its full, interactive potential.

The project launched with a party in Second Life  on Wednesday 16th December, and can be visited by following the link from the project webpages.

More details about the project can be found on the JISC webpages.

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