VISITORVIrtual muSeums In The cOvid eRa
VISITOR is a European collective project funded under the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.
The project aims to deal with the prohibition of cultural visits to museums and other culture and science exhibition areas in the Covid- 19 era, and proposes its digital integration in the school curricula.
What is VISITOR about?
The VISITOR (virtual museums in the covid era) project aims to facilitate virtual museum visits for schools and integrate virtual museum activities into the school curricula. The objectives of VISITOR are:
- The creation of a digital library for teachers and other practitioners to search and share virtual museums and exhibits.
- The development of educational use cases for the museum exhibits (for example, lesson plans).
- The development of a gaming app that will host museum exhibits and educational use cases for those.
- The creation of a training course for teachers to support them in engaging with the digital exhibits and the gaming app.
VISITOR is an Erasmus+ funded project and a collaboration between universities and small organisations in the UK, France, Greece and Belgium.
This project has been reviewed by and received a favourable opinion from The Open University Human Research Ethics Committee, reference HREC/4021/Aristeidou.