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New Virtual tour gives unprecedented access to Rochdale Borough Collections
- 13 July 2017
Link4Life Arts & Heritage Service is excited to announce the launch of a new Virtual Reality experience that will enable you to tour the vast array of Rochdale Borough’s Collections.
Funded by the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund, Link4Life Arts & Heritage Service has commissioned a Virtual Reality tour of the Museum Stores at the Arts & Heritage Resource Centre. The Arts & Heritage Resource Centre houses all of the Borough’s Collections, when not on display across the Borough.
The Virtual Reality tour gives users an unparalleled digital experience using any computer or mobile device, and the chance to become fully immersed using a Virtual Reality headset. Rochdale Borough’s Collections and behind the scenes space of the Museum Stores will now be at your fingertips from anywhere in the world!
Link4Life Arts & Heritage Manager, Tom Besford said: “We’re so excited that the technology is available to enable residents of Rochdale Borough, and anyone else, to get a glimpse into this normally private area. Rochdale has a large and impressive collection and it’s not always possible to display everything as often as we’d like. This Virtual Reality tour will give us an opportunity to share the vast scale of the people’s collection for the first time.”
Created by CONVRTS, the Virtual Reality Tour can be viewed online at: link4life.org/museumtour.
Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service holds a richly varied collection of thousands of works of art and museum artefacts of regional and national significance. The collection belongs to Rochdale Borough Council, but since 2007 has been cared for by Link4Life's Arts & Heritage Service on behalf of the council. The collection is Arts Council England Accredited and primarily displayed at Touchstones Rochdale.
Touchstones Rochdale is an award winning Arts & Heritage Centre with an art gallery, museum and Local History Centre. It has a regular programme of contemporary visual arts exhibitions. To find more visit link4life.org/events-entertainment/touchstones-rochdale.
Address: The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ
Admission FREE. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm