About UsReimagining the Dartmoor landscape
Moor Stories is a project funded by the REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy. REACT is a collaboration led by UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England), Watershed and the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Working in partnership with the University of Exeter and 1010 Media RAMM secured funding from the HEFCE Open Innovation Fund in April 2012 to connect the museum's collections from Dartmoor with their original locations and modern communities through digital media. Additional funding from REACT in January 2013 enabled further research and development to deliver the current website and web-app.
The project centred on the research and development of a location-based website, that would encourage users to explore Dartmoor through our collections and then respond by creating, addingand sharing their story via the website.
One of the challenges for 1010 Media was to create a site that works with variable mobile signal strength on Dartmoor. This side of the project offers wider insights into extending the digital economy to rural settings.
Project staff involved include: Rick Lawrence, RAMM’s Digital Media Officer; Tom Cadbury, RAMM Antiquities Curator; Helen Burbage, RAMM Collections and Audiences Assistant; Professor Gabriella Giannachi, University of Exeter; Will Barrett, collaborative PhD student; Andy Chapman, 1010 Media.The project's progress is recorded on the project blog.
The project has received support from Jane Marchand, Andy Crabb, Keith McKay and Mike Nendick from Dartmoor National Park Authority, Peter Mason of the Lustleigh Archive and Bill Hardiman of the Moretonhampstead Local History Society.
You can contact the team at RAMM online via the museum website or by phone on 01392 265 858.
The museum address is: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX
latest Moor Stories
Presence and absence at a deserted village
This creative site-based project took place in 2005.
Bridford in the Mesolithic Period
Between 12,000 and 6000 years ago, people had not yet discovered metals and used stone to make most of their tools and weapons.
The Giant Chair
Happening on the giant chair on a winter's day with patches of snow on the path it looked almost alien.
Whenever I see the objects from Dinna Clerks in the museum I always wonder what life must have been like for the people who used them.
Growing up in the Chilterns and West Sussex I saw plenty of flint both in the fields and in museums.
Lydford was one of a number of Anglo Saxon coin-minting centres.