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Creative technologies (AR + VR) and Museums Training (EOI)

02 March | 10:00 - 28 April | 10:00

IADT (supported by IMA)

Event Address

IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. 

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Are you interested in learning about new technologies such as VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) and how they might enhance your museum collection but are a complete novice to any of the language and what it can do? If so, would you consider joining a research project run by IADT and funded by the Irish Research Council to learn (from scratch) about creative technologies and what their potential impact can be?

What will you learn?

The project is funded to support museum and art/design educators (in the broadest sense) in upskilling in creative technologies and to enable you to consider how they may enhance your own collections.

You will be asked to think about whether what you learn may be applied to your own institution. By the end of the training, you will have acquired the skills to design simple projects using AR and/or VR. If you successfully complete the training, you will be awarded a micro-credential in Storytelling for the Metaverse.

Who is it aimed at?

Ideally, participants will be working in the area of interpretation of collections within an Irish museum.

What is the time commitment?

If you would like to be involved in the research project, it will mean a commitment to attending four in-person workshops (at IADT in Dun Laoghaire) during March and April 2023:

  • Thursday, 2nd March | 10am – 4pm | on IADT campus
  • Friday, 3rd March | 10am – 4pm | on IADT campus
  • 1 x online tutorial (TBC)
  • Thursday, 30th March | 10am – 4pm | on campus
  • Friday, 31st March | 10am – 4pm | on campus
  • Friday, 28th April | 10am – 4pm | on campus. A Show & Tell session.


What is the cost?

This training is being funded by the IRC (Irish Research Council) with IADT as Digital Storytelling for Museum and Art/Design Educators. Participants will need to cover their own travel costs although you may qualify for some financial assistance if you are travelling from outside Dublin.

How do I register? 

Booking is now closed.