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We’re hiring! Marketing Intern (paid)

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Marketing Intern Clanfield, Hampshire, £18k pro rata (4-6 months) ATS Heritage is a successful media production company working in the cultural sector. We’re looking for a brilliant Marketing Intern to help raise our profile across several marketing activities and campaigns. This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate who is looking to apply their knowledge […]

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ATS strengthen offer to Cultural sites with new appointment

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ATS Heritage, leader in multimedia tours for Heritage and Cultural sites, is excited to announce Anne Fletcher will join the team as ‘Director of Interpretation & Partnerships’. With this new appointment ATS will be able to strengthen its interpretative offer, through interpretive planning and expert support around developing visitor experiences.  

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New ‘Rugby World Hall of Fame’ includes multi-language Audio Tour

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Translating Rugby for the world The World Rugby Hall of Fame opened to the public on Friday 18 November at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Located in Rugby town, where the story of the game began 200 years ago, this new visitor experience will take visitors on a journey through the history of the sport. As part […]

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Falkirk Wheel – Audio Commentary Production

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The Falkirk Wheel (half way between Edinburgh and Glasgow) is the world’s only rotating boat lift, connecting two canals, one 27 metres above the other. Visitors can take journey to the upper level of the wheel in a boat before going on a short trip and returning back down again. Scottish Canals commissioned ATS Heritage […]

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Case study video: Successful balance of high & low tech interpretation

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Finding the balance of high tech and low tech interpretation is a common challenge across Museums and Heritage sites. It’s a highly creative process, exploring ideas and concepts that will engage audiences and deliver a memorable visitor experience. We introduced the Eltham Palace Project in another post, highlighting some of our key lessons learnt on […]

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How to create atmosphere in an empty room

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Bringing the past to life when there are only limited visual cues is a challenge.   Think of a visit to a country house, a castle or a cathedral and you’ll perhaps think of the grand buildings themselves. And also their splendid interiors – lavish furnishings, opulent furniture and stunning decoration. We know that visitors […]

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Top 5 tips for integrated digital interpretation

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Increasingly heritage sites are commissioning digital offers for families and ATS has worked on a variety of successful projects aimed at this audience.   For example, this year we worked at Eltham Palace (London) alongside Edinburgh-based designers Bright 3D to come up with an updated interpretive offer for families. There was an understanding that the family […]

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Deaf Awareness Week – can you recognise a deaf visitor?

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Welcome to Deaf Awareness Week, a week of opportunity for you to to recognise, empathise and improve your visitor experience for people who are D/deaf! The most difficult challenge around inclusion of deaf visitors is communication. I’m going to ask you to do one important thing this week, as an individual, or as a team, I want you […]

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5 reasons why BYOD isn’t the silver bullet for digital cultural experiences.

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  Is now the time to go all in on a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) offer? Virtually every visitor has a mobile device in their pocket, so when cultural sites are considering an audio or multimedia guide we’re often asked whether dedicated on-site audio/multimedia guides are still relevant. We’ve been working in this sector […]

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British Sign Language or Subtitles for D/deaf access?

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With this Saturday 12th March being Disabled Access Day 2016, we thought we’d answer a common question – why a D/deaf person would need BSL and/or subtitles?  The answer is it depends on the D/deaf person’s first or preferred language. // You might also be wondering what’s with the capital/lower case spelling of ‘D/deaf’? The term D/deaf is used to […]

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