The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS) secured £7,300 from the Heritage Lottery Funding under the All Our Stories programme in November 2012 for a one year project.
The focus of the project is to bring together all the volunteers that work within and around the DVMWHS and helping them understand the significance of the DVMWHS. There have been a series of activities planned to deliver this including some group visits. The first visit took 64 volunteers to Ironbridge World Heritage Site to look at how the volunteer programme was managed and the digital technology they were using. This was followed up with two whole day visits around the DVMWHS led by DVMWHS Ambassadors who gave a tour of each part to explain its significance to the volunteers.
For the digital requirement of the project the DVMWHS is working with Smart4 and using Augmented Reality to create four films that will work on smartphones and i-pads. Each of the films will be around 2 -3 minutes in length. The first film will be an introduction to the DVMWHS, then there will be a film to cover each of the northern, central and southern parts of the Site. Filming has taken place and now the films are being edited and they will be launched during the Discovery Days Festival at the end of October 2013.
To show how the Augmented Reality will work we have a short video explaining how to download the Aurasma application and trigger the films.