Monday last I had the pleasure of trundling over to the Bodleian's new Weston Library in Oxford, thence to participate in the EEBO TCP HackFest (09/03/15). What on earth are those acronyms about? Good question.
Games are, as a rule, fun, interactive learning mechanisms. What you’re learning isn’t always complicated, but you are nonetheless learning — even if it is just when to burn the rope. That said, it’s now more common for games to have higher aspirations, to impart a little real-world knowledge, however indirectly. Often, this relates to history.
View From Here, an exhibition exploring the British Council Film Collection of archive films showing UK life in a bygone era, runs at the British Council’s London headquarters from Monday 4 August to Wednesday 24 September 2014.
We're thrilled to announce that the British Council Film Collection is now complete! As of today, the full collection is available to watch and download for free under Creative Commons on the British Council website.
David Deacon It's dark. An air raid siren wails. A man in a heavy steel helmet walks amongst us. 'Put that light out!' he says. The audience laughs, the lights come back on, and the man in the Air Raid Warden's uniform takes up position behind a microphone at the front of the
A couple of weeks back, I found myself stood in an overcast churchyard in Gloucestershire with a big smile on my face because, after exactly three years of searching, I had found Mr Primrose. Of course, you're likely wondering who Mr Primrose was, for he certainly wasn't famous...
That's right, TIME/IMAGE is off to its first proper exhibition! On Sunday we'll be scooting up to the fair town of Liverpool to set up for the Museums Association Conference and Exhibition 2013, which runs Monday to Tuesday next week. We're pretty excited about the event as we've never exhibited before and, trite as it
Last Friday I had the pleasure of trundling up to Manchester and the BBC’s new MediaCity. Nearly a year and a half on from the rather impressive launch event at MOSI, the first batch of projects funded by the Creative Exchange were ready to show us what they’ve been up to. If you’re not familiar
This week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 'Bits 2 Blogs' event in Newcastle. Hosted at the Great North Museum, and run by the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, it gave those working in the North East cultural heritage sector an opportunity to hear about new ideas and technologies for engaging audiences. It
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the British Council have released two new films with a royal flavour on the British Council Film Collection website.