11th April 2022
History meets technology in Warwick’s “Windows into the Past” shop front exhibition.
Warwick District Council has partnered with local company RiVR (Reality in Virtual Reality) to create the interactive “Windows into the Past” history exhibition in an empty retail unit on Market Street, Warwick.
Famous historic buildings and objects across Warwick have been scanned by RiVR using a process called photogrammetry. Thousands of photos are taken from multiple angles and stitched together into a fully interactive 3D model. The exhibition, installed in the former TSB unit on Market Street in Warwick, allows you to scan QR codes using your phone to fully interact with these models*, with the ability to zoom in and examine them in detail.
The Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick Castle, Randolph Turpin’s statue, items from Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s extensive collection and a full model of the town as it looked in Medieval times can all be scanned and interacted with.
You can place these models into real-world environments through augmented reality, allowing you the opportunity to put the Lord Leycester Hospital on your dining room table or the painting ‘The Prodigal Son’ by Abraham Bloemaert on your living room wall!
Unable to get to Warwick to see the exhibition? You can explore the models by clicking the following links on your mobile device:
- Lord Leycester Hospital - ar.rivr.uk/llh.html
- Warwick Model - ar.rivr.uk/warwickmodel.html
- Prodigal Son - ar.rivr.uk/prodigalson.html
- Turpin Boxing Gloves - ar.rivr.uk/boxinggloves.html
- Elephant Ornament - ar.rivr.uk/elephantornament.html
- Warwick Castle - ar.rivr.uk/warwickcastle.html
- Death Mask - ar.rivr.uk/deathmask.html
- Kenilworth Buffet Table - ar.rivr.uk/buffettable.html
*Data charges will apply if scanning the QR codes using your data network connection
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