ArtMaps

Professor Gabriella Giannachi is developing the Art Maps project in collaboration with the Tate.

Over the course of 2013, the ArtMaps project will develop one or more crowdsourcing applications for use on smart phones that will allow people to relate artworks to the places, sites and environments they encounter in daily life. ArtMaps users can pinpoint the locations of particular images, identifying the viewpoints used by artists, and allowing others to find out more about the location they are in, and the artworks themselves.

This project has involved workshops with local primary school children, as well as public engagement activities in London in collaboration with the Tate. It was exhibited at Tate Britain's 'Looking at the View' Exhibition between February and June 2013, and in Exeter through an event organised by Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery.

ArtMaps is an interdisciplinary project between Tate, the Centre for Intermedia, and the University of Nottingham's Department of Computer Science. It is funded by RCUK.

2013 Exeter Impact Awards winner

ArtMaps has been announced as the winner of the 'outstanding impact in arts and culture' category of the Exeter Impact Awards. The awards were announced at a Gala Dinner on 10 December attended by the nominees. Awards were presented across eight different categories, and ArtMaps was among five strong nominees in the arts and culture category.

Art Mapping video