VRtefacts, the Virtual Reality experience for donating your stories about what excites you!

On 22 and 23 May 2019, researchers at the University of Nottingham’s Mixed Reality Lab are partnering with Derby Museums to bring you a virtual reality experience for getting up close and personal with some of the museum objects, then asking you to donate your stories – in VR – about those objects.

Stories are thoughts, opinions, memories, dreams – almost anything, really – that you think is important about these objects that Derby is proud to show off to the world. Our study involves the VR experience (roughly 10 minutes) and a short interview about what you thought of it (also roughly 10 minutes).

Anyone under age 16 will need a parent or guardian to approve in writing and stay with you.

Contact jocelyn.spence@nottingham.ac.uk for more information or come by early in the day to sign up for a spot. We’ll be at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS, 01332 641901.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727040, GIFT: Meaningful Personalization of Hybrid Virtual Museum Experiences Through Gifting and Appropriation.