Beyond Virtual Reality: How do you authentically interpret archaeology?

12.06.2019
Museum of London, Terrace Gallery, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Time: 18.00-21.00

Price: Free

As technology races forward, our understanding of the past deepens.

Among the many technological tools available, we can use virtual reality to recreate architecture and artefacts, when the archaeological remains don’t reveal the full story. But can immersive technology ever truly replace the sensory experience of the original?

MOLA archaeologist Heather Knight will be joining  a panel debate hosted by Perkins+Will that will discuss how museums can interpret archaeology authentically, bring history to life, and educate and inspire across generations. Heather has been working alongside Perkins+Will to excavate the remains of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre ahead of the development of The Stage in Shoreditch.

Chair
Chris Brandon, Managing Principal, Perkins+Will

Panel
Eric Langham, Founder, Barker Langham
Jane Sidell, Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Historic England
Jaie Genadt, Chief Technology Officer, Momentum
Heather Knight, Archaeologist, MOLA

Timings
6.00pm - Registration
6.30pm - Presentation commences
7.30pm - Networking drinks
8.30pm - Event ends

The Terrace Gallery is located near to the main museum entrance, and next to the Rotunda Garden.