Collections & Conflicts at The Highlanders’ Museum
Using a 3D digital reconstruction of a POW camp that was created by St Andrews research group Open Virtual Worlds, alongside a variety of objects and documents from the Highlanders’ Museum collection, this live online event will explore the stories of Highlanders in WWII.
Join us as we venture into the world of digital engagement! Hosted by author, journalist and army reservist, Mike Edwards, the event will introduce you to a selection of fascinating objects as our staff and volunteers take you on a virtual wander through the museum with an A to Z of artefacts from the collection. We will also fill you in on some of the exciting projects the museum has been working on throughout lockdown, including a medal carousel project and a project to recreate a virtual reality World War II POW camp (in partnership with CUPIDO, HIE and The University of St. Andrews). We also have some wonderful guest speakers lined up who will be presenting live talks with themes covering sport and war, POW escapes, and jobs on the Home Front.