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New project win: University of Essex

The University of Essex has appointed Wide Sky Design to develop an interactive system that will acknowledge sponsors and donors to the university and recognise special initiatives. It will be situated in the reception of the Silberrad Student Centre where it will make an impact on visitors.

Our Content Management System

Flexibility, ease of use, and the ability to enhance the visitor experience are all reasons why clients are increasingly choosing to use our content management system to power their interactive exhibits. The system is designed to give clients full control over the content of their exhibits now and in the future.

New project win: Wardown Park Museum

Luton’s Wardown Park Museum has been awarded £1.8million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve the building and transform the way its story is told. The work will open up new areas of the building and will give visitors an insight into life above and below stairs in a wealthy family home during the Victorian period.

Upgrades at Glen Finglas

In 2014 we developed and installed a multi-touch screen at the Woodland Trust’s new visitor centre at Glen Finglas in the Trossachs National Park. The screen features a map of the park and we have upgraded the software to include 360 degree panoramic photography for points on the map that offer stunning views.

New Project Win: Amersham Museum

We’re pleased to be bringing creative technology as part of the team that will be reimagining Amersham Museum, an independent museum in a listed mediaeval building which is now developing into a larger, more accessible museum.

Heritage Lottery Fund applications

Many of the projects that we work on are supported by Heritage Lottery Funding and often we are involved at the earliest stages to help put together a persuasive application with specifications for both hardware and software that will help to make any project a success.

Turnkey solutions for your exhibits

Increasingly, we are being asked to provide an integrated turnkey service that includes hardware specification, software design, producing audio visual and film content, and installation on site to ensure your interactive exhibits are ready to go with no hassle.

Installing at Shrewsbury Flax Mill

We’ve been busy installing at Shrewsbury Flax Mill, putting in place five different interactive exhibits, bringing together interpretations of the Mill’s role in the industrial revolution and the pioneers who made it happen.
Gesture Wall in use

Two awards for Heritage Quay

Great news for our clients at Heritage Quay. They have recently one not one, but two, fantastic awards. The Royal Historical Society has commended Heritage Quay for its “promotion of public history” in the new Public History Prize Awards.