A company in York, UK, has just revealed a new mixed reality system to improve the way stories are told about museum objects.
There are many new ideas in museum technology right now, mostly involving the use of smartphones and augmented and virtual reality headsets, but this one is different. Needing no special glasses or devices, the ColliderCase system presents hologram-like text, animations, illustrations and video right inside the case, next to and even touching or crossing-through the museum object.
This mind-boggling idea is very engaging and charmingly beautiful, but it is also really useful for museum curators when they want to tell an intimate story about their object.
A gallery of images and videos are online at www.collidercase.com. The company will be demonstrating ColliderCase for the first time at the Museums and Heritage Show at Olympia, London, on the 18th and 19th May. Entrance is free.