European Researchers' Night 2019

VRVis presented the tactile reliefs of the Multiple Senses research group at the European Researchers' Night

Photo top left: The Multimedia Guide for Museum Objects inspires already the smallest ones. Photo top right: There was a lot of interest in the history of the tactile reliefs. Photo below left: Our VRVis team on site: Innovation manager Stefan Schmied and the two researchers of the Multiple Senses group Cornelia Travnicek and Andreas Reichinger.

On 27 September 2019, the annual European Researchers' Night took place at the University of Applied Arts, at which VRVis was represented again this year. Following the aim of the event to bring science closer to the population, our Multiple Senses research group presented its work with tactile reliefs. In the truest sense of the word: technology to touch!

For more than ten years now, part of the VRVis research group "Multiple Senses" has been working on making artworks and other objects that are part of our cultural heritage accessible for everybody by using technology. In the meantime, the tactile reliefs can already be found in many art institutions. At the European Researchers' Night, the VRVis team demonstrated how the reliefs are made. And they also explained what the next steps on the way to the All-Access-Museum of the future are.

More information about the tactile reliefs of the Multiple Senses research group

With technology to the barrier-free museum: the ARCHES project

More about the ARCHES project

The Oldest Portrait of the Occident to Touch

More about the Multiple Senses research group