The Strawberry Hill House app allows the museum to host tours and guides of all its exhibitions, including a detailed virtual tour of the current “Lost Treasures of Horace Walpole” exhibition (2018-19). Roam from room to room, exploring the extraordinary interiors and artworks in exquisite detail. The app includes a children's Treasure Hunt and quiz as well as audio guide. Funded by the Arts Council, this free app is available to download via the link below.
Houghton Revisited was a once in a lifetime installation exhibition of Sir Robert Walpole’s magnificent original art collection. When the exhibition was over it was critical for it to continue indefinitely in a digital form, ensuring that the skillful storytelling of the curation was respected.
Wander from room to room through Houghton Hall and explore the magnificent art collection of Sir Robert Walpole, Great Britain's first Prime Minister.
Wonder at masterpieces by Van Dyck, Poussin, Rubens, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Maratta and Murillo, reassembled in their spectacular original setting for the first time in over 200 years after they were sold to Empress Catherine the Great to adorn the Hermitage in St Petersburg.
Dr Tudor Jenkins is Director and the founder of Wide Eyed Vision. He is a digital media specialist and developer of software and technology for cultural projects and exhibitions. Tudor developed the Houghton Revisited app, and has worked on projects for Hampton Court, The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, the National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, Bletchley Park, and Strawberry Hill's Horace Walpole Masterpieces exhibition. Tudor holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and was a researcher in the Cognitive Science department at the University of Sussex and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.
Bronwen Riley is a writer, publisher and heritage consultant. Until 2018 she was Head of Content at English Heritage where she established the guidebooks and curatorial digital teams. She developed the concept and content for the Story of England online and was on the creative team for the new English Heritage website. She has developed content across multiple platforms with curators, historic house owners, writers, marketing and brand specialists and development, communications, education and interpretation teams. She has a special interest in Romania and the classical world. She organises and leads cultural tours & events in Romania and the UK. Her latest book is Journey to Britannia: From the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall.