The European Commission has funded the Virtual Museum Transnational Network (V-MusT) in a bid to advance the development and implementation of a world-leading virtual museum sector.
The aim is to develop immersive, interactive museum experiences, employing cutting-edge technology whilst maintaining intellectual rigour and scientific credibility. The museums must be educational, enjoyable, long-lasting and easy to maintain.
Eighteen inter-disciplinary bodies from 13 countries are providing the heritage sector with the tools and support needed, and our researchers from the Interdisciplinary Management and Education Research CUBIST team are playing their part in this international collaboration. Our role is to assess the socio-economic impact of virtual museums and develop business models for their sustainability.
The development of virtual museums represents a unique opportunity to attract new audiences and disseminate world-class expertise in digital heritage
. Together, we are helping to create a future for history by addressing the challenges to their widespread adoption, exploring the potential benefits and identifying workable solutions.