The University of Huddersfield – a sneak preview of our multimedia work

How do you present archive collections of materials on subjects as different as Rugby League and the British Music Collection? That was the challenge we took on as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project at the University of Huddersfield’s Archives and Special Collections.

A new archive centre will make the heritage collections more accessible to everyone, free of charge and will include what we describe as a Gesture Wall in the centre’s experience zone.

Gesture Wall in use

A river of images from the archive database will flow across a wall around 10m in length and 3.5m high. Visitors can gesture towards a particular image to expand and enlarge it or to play a video. An inventive way to display a varied collection of images, allowing individuals to focus on their favourite topics of interest.

Here’s a sneak preview of the prototype…


Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.