As part of #BeConnected the Art Collection is proud to launch a new virtual tour of the Pathfoot Building. This virtual tour explores works from the permanent collection including works by J D Fergusson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Barbara Hepworth and many more.
The virtual tour is the work of final year student Pierre Engelhard as part a Digital Publishing Project for his bachelor’s in Film & Media and Journalism at the University.
Pierre said: “My project consists in the creation of an App prototype which serves as a host to the 360°/interactive videos I created. The app encourages the viewer to watch the videos using a Virtual Reality mask which should enhance the immersive feeling of the experience and give the impression of walking through the walls of a Virtual Museum. However, the Stirling Art Collection’s has been specially designed to be viewed on a web browser.
An important feature of the videos are all the interactive options which enable the viewer to enter certain art pieces and contemplate their digital representations.
The main intention of this project is to enhance accessibility to cultural sites thanks to emerging technologies and digital media. Moreover, the project explores the educational role of traditional physical museums and how it can be implemented into Virtual Museums, as it can be seen in the art pieces’ Virtual Environments where the viewer can see digitalised art pieces and read key information about the objects.
This project helped me to develop new skills and gain new knowledge which will certainly be very useful for next year’s master’s in Digital Direction I will be attending at the Royal College of Art.
I am pleased to have been able to collaborate with the Stirling Art Collection. Recreating digital versions of their beautiful art was a lovely way to finish my academic journey at the University of Stirling”
We hope that you enjoy the tour which provides virtual access to the building whilst we are closed.