There’s a ground-breaking new exhibition at Perth Museum and Art Gallery which brings visitors face-to-face with the Pictish past using the latest in gaming and digital technology – it’s not to be missed!
Picts and Pixels opened on Friday 19th May and it gives you the chance to explore the Pict era through virtual reality headsets and interactive stations! It’s a ground-breaking exhibition, one that pushes the boundaries of what a museum exhibit is Visitors can also get hands-on and examine ancient Pictish objects up close through 3D modelling technology. These include the Inchyra Stone with its cryptic inscriptions and a ‘Celtic’ stone head originally found by two schoolboys in 1965 at the North Muirton end of the North Inch.
For more traditional fans of heritage and history, items loaned from National Museum of Scotland feature as part of the exhibition. It also features important items from Perth Museum’s collection, such as the Inchyra Stone, remains of ancient weapons and the Pittensorn fragment.
Picts and Pixels follows the hugely successful LEGO Brick City, which saw record visitor numbers to Perth Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition is a collaboration between Culture Perth and Kinross, the University of St Andrews Open Virtual Worlds Research team, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust, and Tay Landscape Partnership with support from the Heritage Lottery fund.
Helen Smout, chief executive of Culture Perth and Kinross, is delighted with the new exhibition and expects it to attract people from all over the country to Perth.
“We’re hugely excited about Picts and Pixels. It’s a ground-breaking exhibition, one that pushes the boundaries of what a museum exhibit is, and it comes hot on the heels of our highly successful Brick City LEGO exhibition. This is sure to be a must-see for locals, and a big draw for out-of-town visitors. Who wouldn’t want to play with history?”