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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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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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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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Highclere Castle – the ‘real’ Downton Abbey app launches

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Highclere Castle is one of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles, home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, and the real-life location of TV’s Downton Abbey. Narrated by Jim Carter who plays Carson the Butler in Downton Abbey, this app allows you to explore the history of the Castle, its rooms and treasures and to […]

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Re-interpreting Eltham Palace wins AHI Award

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The anticipation of being shortlisted for an AHI award for our work at Eltham Palace finally came to a nail biting end, with this innovative project coming away with the ‘Association for Heritage Interpretation Discover Award’ for the ‘Museums and historic properties/sites’ category. Amidst strong competition, AHI summarised the project and the reason for awarding this […]

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St Paul’s Cathedral launch new multimedia guide for visitors

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Throughout 2015 ATS Heritage has been working with St Paul’s Cathedral in London to create a brand new suite of visitor multimedia guides which launch to the public this week. Anne Fletcher, Interpretation Consultant at St Paul’s Cathedral explains “St Paul’s had come to the end of its 5 year audio guide contract and was […]

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English Heritage properties explore stories of the Duke of Wellington

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ATS Heritage has joined forces with two English Heritage properties to explore stories about the life of the Duke of Wellington Audience research conducted by English Heritage in the last few years shows that many members of the public – even those who visit museums and galleries regularly – are not really that aware of […]

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