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Taking history to a new level.. - Ballybofey, Stranorlar & District Historical Society

Historical members Malcolm Houston and Kathleen Phelan recently attended an introduction to Photogrammerty in the Donegal county museum. The training was provided under the CINE project.

Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment (CINE) is a collaborative digital heritage project between 9 partners and 10 associated partners from Norway, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Donegal County Museum is the partner in Ireland.

CINE aims to transform people’s experiences of outdoor heritage sites through technology, building on the idea of “museums without walls”. The project will create tool-kits that will help remote and sparsely populated areas to preserve and present their cultural and natural heritage in innovative ways. By enlightening and educating people about their heritage landscapes and natural landscapes, we minimize the risk of exploitation of natural resources by industry and tourism.

The historical society is currently using some of the technology elements to bring history to life.

Virtual Tours

A 360-degree virtual tour has already been created of “The Pound” historical park, located in Stranorlar which is available on this website – https://www.finnvalleyhistory.com/the-pound-virtual-tour/

The next stage will be to create some photogrammerty of the statues in the pound. This involves taking a number of pictures of the statues and overlaying them to form a 3d model of the object being photographed.

Stayed tuned to see the outputs, which we will announce when complete.