The strategic partnership DREAM – Digital Reality and Educational Activities in Museums brings together seven partner organizations that will jointly design and pilot an innovative methodology that connects augmented reality and museums.
Together we will: strengthen the cultural awareness of our communities and the digital competencies of all individuals who will participate in one of the project phases. The project will involve 45 primary school teachers from Italy, Croatia and Portugal and their 900 students. All of them will participate in the creation of a “museum theater” – which, with the help of augmented reality, will turn a visit to a museum into a museum play. That is why we have several museums involved in the project that will cooperate with schools and offer them their museum material as inspiration for creating museum performances.
In order to achieve all the goals of the project it is necessary:
- Define a methodology that prescribes in detail how to achieve collaborative practice with museums (from initiating collaboration to setting up a performance, writing a script, creating a digital scenography to using the possibilities of augmented reality)
- Develop a digital platform that will support all the processes that will be described in the developed methodology. It will house a repository of cultural open educational resources, which will be provided by the museums partner in the project and will help the teachers involved in the DREAM project to develop and enrich their digital sets.
- Develop a combined course for teachers that uses examples of scenography and guides them step by step in setting up their first museum play. The best will be awarded at the final public events in all countries participating in the project. At a special international event at the Postimuse in Tampere, Finland, all partner museums will perform a co-produced transcultural museum play, using materials developed by schools during the project. On this occasion, the absolute best museum play will be announced.
The partner consortium of the DREAM project consists of partners: M9 District, Stati Generali dell’Inovazione, Center for Technical Culture Rijeka, Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, Mapa das Ideas, and Camara Municipal de Oeiras and Postimuseo.
The project is a strategic partnership funded through the Erasmus + program.