Projects

Our unique approach to the creation of both digital and traditional interpretation, from development of strategy to onsite delivery and training, offers huge potential for our church, visitor attraction and educational organisation partners.

We combine high-quality academic research with cutting-edge digital techniques to create accessible, engaging materials that acknowledge the level of understanding and sensitivity required by the buildings with which we work.

See below for a list of our partnership projects.

2018 - ongoing

The parish church of Holy Trinity in the centre of Hull was at the heart of Hull's City of Culture year in 2017, which saw Hull reinvent itself and draw visitors from around the world. Holy Trinity's status was changed to that of a minster church as recognition of the growing role and importance of the church in the life of the city and region and the church. Our project is focused on the identification and care of their heritage collections and volunteer training and development.

Powick church, west tower
2018 - ongoing

We are working with St Peter’s Church, Powick to develop plans for visitor interpretation and an education programme to be run in partnership with Worcester Cathedral.

Our Lady Star of the Sea interior
2018 - 2019

This partnership aimed to enhance the church's visitor experience. Utilising Info-Point technology, an on-site Wi-Fi system allowed visitors to explore the church using their own phones for free without any need for an internet connection or data fees. The interpretation was narrated by the BBC's Zeb Soanes and was supported by hard-copy visitor guides based on the digital content.

 

2018 - 2019

The Becket Connection (2018-2019) followed and built upon work for the Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedral project (2014-2017). The project aimed to explore, in more detail, the historical cathedral city and UNESCO world heritage site of Canterbury. The main output was a fully-realised digital visualisation of Canterbury in c.1450 which will be situated alongside teaching and online resources, supporting further learning and achieving the project’s aims.

2016 - 2017

Glastonbury Abbey is one of the most important medieval heritage sites in the UK, and has been the focus of archaeological study since the 19th century. This AHRC-funded research project, a collaboration between CSCC, the University of Reading and Glastonbury Abbey, brought together archaeological and documentary evidence to create 3D visualisations, a touchscreen interface and a website.

2016 & 2013

C&C maintains an ongoing relationship with Wakefield Cathedral, and has to date collaborated on two projects with this partner. Wakefield is a vibrant city with an equally vibrant history, much of which is reflected in its cathedral. Our two projects have provided opportunities for both visitors and locals to better contextualise the cathedral, the city and their combined history.

2016

This collaboration centred around the beautiful Brougham Triptych - a 16th century carved wooden screen depicting the birth and Passion of Christ. Although visible in Carlisle Cathedral, the triptych's delicate nature dictates its present position out of reach behind iron railings. The project explored ways of using technology to bring the triptych's wonderful detail to public view.

2015 - 2019

Our long relationship with Lichfield Cathedral began in 2015 and has resulted in the production of a diverse range of interpretation. Topics of focus have ranged from the cathedral's stained glass to the Anglo-Saxon Lichfield gospels and the lost medieval shrine of St Chad, while the techniques we employed include interactive touchscreens, panoramic photography and mobile device apps.

2015 - 2017

A two-phase project that sought to help visitors explore and better understand the spiritual, architectural and historical gem that is Ely Cathedral. The partnership produced enhanced teaching resources, a mobile-device app and a set of interactive touchscreens that provide accessible routes in for visitors of all ages.

2014 - 2018

Looking at four English cathedrals - Canterbury, York, Durham and Westminster - this project sought to explore the core dynamics of pilgrimage and sacred sites in England from the 11th to 21st centuries. Outputs include books, journal articles, conferences, a website, and an interactive animated visualization of medieval pilgrim experience.