Taking the Artwork Home

Digital Curation Through Mobile Augmented Reality

This project uses Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) to allow people to digitally curate their own art exhibitions from their own homes using content from the Peter Scott Gallery at Lancaster University, and juxtapose this with their own media. Using this novel approach, the aims of the project are to discover new curatorial strategies; to uncover community identities; to enhance access & participation in the arts; and to inform events programming, tourism and business in new ways.

This project is funded by Nesta, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Arts Council England. #MARt.

Project Team

MurphyMurphy Emma Murphy Design Management, Research Methodology & Methods, Branding (Organisational, Place and Services), Design Thinking, Design Procurement, Briefing Process, Design and Business.
CoultonCoulton Paul Coulton Speculative Design, Design Fiction, Game Design, Design as Rhetoric, Phygital Design, Atoms and Bits, Internet of Things, Play, Toys
No picture available Matt Fenton Live at LICA
No picture available Richard Smith Live at LICA
No picture available Klen Copic Pucihar m-ventions ltd

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Updates

Augmented Reality Art

Augmented Reality Art

Using augmented reality to curate your own art exhibitions

The application we have designed for the NESTA R&D fund project is now live on the Google App store and will work across a range of devices. The app uses Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) to allow people to digitally curate their own...Read full update

Initial User Experience Testing for Mobile Augmented Reality App

Initial User Experience Testing for Mobile Augmented Reality App

Today we tested the current version of the app with some of the volunteers from Live at LICA to ascertain how usable and understandable it was. The test was successful in that we got useful suggestions for improvements to guide users understanding on first use but everyone found that once...Read full update

Emma Murphy talks research with Create Hub

Emma Murphy talks research with Create Hub

Interview with Samuel Fry about the Taking the Artwork Home project.

Dr Emma Murphy was asked to give a short interview with Create Hub, a publication that seeks to explore innovations and collaborations between art and technology. They were particularly interested in the collaborative...Read full update

Mobile Augmented Reality in the Cloud

Articleby Paul Coulton, Emma Murphy
Mobile Augmented Reality in the Cloud

Our Digital R&D Fund for the Arts project 'Taking the Artwork Home' is exploring how digital technologies can facilitate engagement with the arts and unveil new curatorial strategies. After further development and testing, we have just launched the second prototype of the mobile augmented reality application. In much of this development period we have been ensuring that the application will work across a wide range of phones and...Read full article

Taking the Artwork Home: App Update

Taking the Artwork Home: App Update

Augmented Reality Prototype Demo Ready!

Our very own Paul Coulton and Klen Copic Pucihar from m-ventions have been working tirelessly in the Imagination Lab to put together the very first demo prototype of our MAR app. This has been developed for our visit to our co-funders NESTA tomorrow. To...Read full update

Taking the Artwork Home: Project Update

Taking the Artwork Home: Project Update

Tough Decisions!

The project team are currently faced with the difficult task of selecting a cross-section of artworks from the Peter Scott Gallery in Lancaster for the prototype app. ...Read full update