The Centre of New Enlightenment short listed for awards
The Centre of New Enlightenment (TcoNE) at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has been short listed for the coveted Arts Fund Prize for Best Museum of the Year. It is also a finalist for the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence, in the “Best Use of Technology” category.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the UK’s most visited museum outside London and displays over 8,000 objects relating to art, science, history and natural history. The Centre of New Enlightenment (TCONE) is a program of educational events and experiences that begins with a cinematic and hand-held computer
tour for young people. The aim being to use the unique museum environment and in particular its collections, staff and spaces to inspire young people to achieve success in their lives.The project has been funded with the help of a five million pound donation from the Hunter Foundation.
Integrated Circles installed the technology elements of the experience, from the Theatre audio visual and lighting systems, to
transponders, trigger mechanisms and special effects throughout the galleries.
The short list for the Arts Fund Prize was announced on Radio 4’s “Front Row” where Lord Puttnam, chairman of the judges’ panel, said that they had been “knocked out by the use of
Technology at Kelvingrove.”