Nottingham Castle Project update
February 2019 – Project Update
Welcome to our project news for February 2019
Medieval model – We are so excited to announce that our 3D digital model of the Medieval Nottingham Castle has now been completed. Digital Artist Timothy Vickers has been working on this model for the last two years, using archaeological evidence and contemporary reports to construct this historically accurate rendering of the Castle as it stood in 1485. The results are breath-taking. We can only release one image now, as the full model will be revealed on opening. It will be worth the wait!
Nottingham Trent University Conference – Earlier this month our Programme Manager was delighted to speak at the Nottingham Trent University conference ‘Engaging with Nottingham Castle future: Virtual Platforms and Public Engagement with Nottingham Castle User Groups.’ This was a full day event exploring the use of digital technology within the project and celebrating the partnership between the Castle and the University. A series of exceptional speakers were present on the day, really bringing this aspect of museum work to life. (Image bottom left – from Nottingham Trent University Heritage and Museum Development Twitter – @NTU_Museum)
Fire Service training – The Castle site was host to the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service this month as they conducted some confined space rescue training in some areas of the site currently under construction. We’re glad the Castle could assist in such a valuable training exercise.
Jade’s Column – Looking forward to #CaveCity
The planning for Cave City: Nottingham Underground Festival 5 – 9 April is well underway for its second year running with some new and exciting caves to see such as People’s Hall and the Rock Cemetery Catacombs as well as some old favourites such as yoga in the park tunnel and Peel Street caves tours.
Timelapse – Site life updated
Check out the latest views from our on-site cameras
Camm Bros. stained glass window
The project team was excited to take a visit to the collections stores this month to take a look at the Camm Bros. stained glass window, which will be reinstated in the ground floor galleries as part of the project.
Object of the month
This month, we examine a prison door and it’s links to the city’s rebellious history