The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 24, 2014


British Museum launches app for Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition
The app features exclusive video footage including interviews with the curator and contributions from special guests.
LONDON.- The British Museum has developed an app for tablets and smartphones to support the critically acclaimed exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum sponsored by Goldman Sachs – equally designed for those who experience the exhibition, or for people around the world who are not able to visit London. Using interactive maps of the region and a timeline of the eruption, users will be able to explore the objects and themes of the exhibition, and immerse themselves in the life and death of the two cities on their tablet or smartphone. The app features exclusive video footage including interviews with the curator and contributions from special guests. The app is available on the Apple and Android app stores.

After a short introductory video, the app offers the user a map of the Bay of Naples, with three main areas to explore – the two cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the volcano, Vesuvius.

Immerse yourself in the life of the two Roman cities
Touching on Pompeii or Herculaneum on the map takes the user through to the street plans, on which are plotted over 250 of the key objects featured in the exhibition. Users are able to filter objects and their background information by theme; urban context, commerce, religion and beliefs, wealth and status, grooming and adornment, relaxing in luxury, entertaining, food and drink. Touching an object marker leads through to more information about the object and fully-zoomable high resolution images.

Each of the eight themes has an exclusive video introduction by the exhibition curator, Paul Roberts. A selection of star objects is accompanied by audio commentary from experts in Roman history: Mary Beard, Professor of Classics, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Director of Research, both at the University of Cambridge, and Amanda Claridge, Professor of Roman Archaeology at Royal Holloway.

Browse an interactive timeline of the eruption story
Users can touch on the marker for Vesuvius to activate the interactive timeline that plots the devastating progress of the volcano in the 24 hours of the eruption. Based on an artist’s impression of a typical street in both Pompeii and Herculaneum, the viewpoint shifts between the two cities as time progresses. An immersive soundscape brings the animation to life and illustrates how the two cities and their inhabitants met their end. Specially recorded excerpts from the first-hand account of Pliny the Younger, who witnessed the eruption, provide the narrative.

At each key point in the timeline users can access additional information about the volcano and the eruption, the people who died, and the objects recovered from the sites 1,700 years later.

Aftermath
Users can follow the story after the eruption, exploring the re-discovery and excavation of the two cities, recent archaeology and the development of the British Museum exhibition itself.

Curator of the exhibition Paul Roberts: ‘We are delighted to invite tablet and smartphone users all over the world to explore the content of our Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition. Good clear explanations and beautiful, detailed images of the remarkable objects offer an exciting opportunity to investigate the stories of these cities in the palm of your hand.’

Garry Partington, CEO of Apadmi, developers of the app: ‘We have been developing award winning apps for a number of years for major brands such as BT, Aviva, Visit Britain and the incredibly popular BBC iPlayer Radio app. Press Release British Museum launches app for Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum Available from 18 April at the Apple Store and 2 May at Android app stores However, to have been commissioned by one of the world’s great cultural institutions, The British Museum, to develop such an innovative, content-rich and interactive app, is a genuine honour.

With zoomable high resolution images of over 250 artefacts, detailed maps, video clips, audio tracks and an animated timeline of the eruption, the app transports the user to the heart of the life and times of the people of the Roman cities and gives a unique insight into the destruction caused by the eruption of Vesuvius.’



Today's News

April 28, 2013

"Summer at the seaside: Leisure activities and Impressionism" exhibition opens in Caen

Smithsonian identifies 130-year-old recording as Alexander Graham Bell's voice

British Museum launches app for Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition

Surprising result from study of 1893 World's Fair corals using modern technology

Exhibition of works by Valie Export opens at AK / BRANICKA during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013

Exhibition of works by the American artist Richard Artschwager opens at Sprüth Magers in Berlin

Ketterer Kunst in Munich announces auction of a collection of art from the 19th century

Philanthropists Eric and Jean Cass gift contemporary art work to National Museum Wales

Galerie Michael Janssen presents a selection of drawings, collages and watercolours by Rose Wylie

The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington presents "Car Culture: Art and the Automobile"

International Swedish artist opens her most extensive exhibition to date at ARoS

Bonhams take top three lots for Indian and Islamic Art Week in London and sale totals £ 3.6m

Men's fashion focus of spring 2013 at The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design

Brooklyn Museum acquires monumental wall hanging by African artist El Anatsui

Artist Alexander James stages a major solo exhibition at The Studio Building, Notting Hill

Liu Dahong's brightly coloured and densely peopled scenes on view at Rossi & Rossi

Shen Shaomin's second solo exhibition at Eli Klein opens in New York

Polk Museum of Art features Jennewein sculptures

First solo exhibition in Berlin by British artist Jodie Carey opens at Neue Berliner Raume

Critical Mass: Henny Linn Kjellberg creates an original, site-specific installation

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site