Augmented Reality Comes To The Stained Glass Museum
(5 Jul. 2023)

Explore the architectural context of some highlights from the museums collection in augmented reality. Read, listen and explore as you delve into the history of these panels and find out more about them.
Over the last few months, The Stained Glass Museum and local firm, City XR have been working on something special for the museum!

We’re delighted to introduce our fantastic new augmented reality app, which our visitors can download and enjoy within our beautiful museum.

With limited display space within the gallery, and each window having its own unique story, this app allows you to explore behind the scenes, on screen!

From the preparatory designs, studio pictures and the works that inspired the glass painting, to the architectural context, pictures of the windows in their original buildings and more about what happened to the buildings, there is lots to explore within this interactive app!

The augmented reality technology allows this information to pop up around you, just as an exhibition would, and means you can explore at your own pace.

We’re currently in the testing phase, so the app is only available on android devices or you are welcome to borrow the museums tablet to explore. We’d love to hear your feedback, so when you’ve tried it within the gallery, do let us know!

The app is simple to use and easy to explore - just 'scan' the window to delve in to the augmented reality features as historic images, designs, cartoons and more information pops up around you to read, listen and explore.

You can download the app onto your android phone or tablet via the Google Play Store Here

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