Web and design experts sought for virtual museum

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Eastleigh Borough Council’s Road to Agincourt project is seeking talented web developers, 2D and 3D artists, augmented reality wizards and more to help create a virtual museum for Henry V’s flagship, the Grace Dieu.

Once one of the largest ships in the world, Grace Dieu represented a huge leap forward in medieval shipbuilding technology. She stood as an inspiring symbol of power for King Henry in Southampton after his famous victory over the French army at Agincourt in 1415.

Now buried in the mud of the River Hamble, the ship will be reimagined using the latest augmented reality technology to bring it back to life on the River Hamble, where it was burnt to the waterline by a lightning strike almost 600 years ago.

Alongside this opportunity to see the ship as visitors in the 15th century would, the virtual museum will act as an online showcase for the work produced by the two-year Road to Agincourt project.

Working with archaeologists, historians and educational facilities and supported by the national Agincourt 600 fund, the project brought a series of newly commissioned plays, an interactive map, an augmented reality trail and a medieval festival to the Eastleigh borough.

For the virtual museum, Road to Agincourt is enlisting members and associates of Tec Hub, Eastleigh’s digital creative space, to create an exciting, innovative experience encouraging visitors to make the physical journey to the Grace Dieu’s wreck site at Manor Farm and Country Park.

All budgets will be provided, and non-members are encouraged to pitch ideas, although they must become a fully-registered Tec Hub member ahead of starting work on the project.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday 19th December. Successful proposals will be awarded in the first week of January 2017.

For more details and a project application form, please visit www.techub-eastleigh.co.uk/virtual-museum-project-pitch.

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