Project: The Multisensory World of Vadstena Abbey in the Late Middle Ages
This interdisciplinary project aims by Virtual reality technique make possible to experience sound, light, space, colour as it might have been experienced by a visitor to Vadstena abbey church during the late middle ages.
Project member Linnaeus University Karin Strinnholm Lagergren Other project members Eva Lindqvist Sandgren, project leader, Uppsala University Mathias Barbagallo, The Faculty of Engineering, LTH Hanna Autio, The Faculty of Engineering, LTH Delphine Bard, The Faculty of Engineering, LTH Stefan Lindgren, Lund University Carolina Ask, consultant Participating organizations Uppsala University (Coordinating organization) Linnaeus University Lund University The Faculty of Engineering, LTH Financier The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) Timetable 1 January 2017-31 December 2021 Subject Musicology (Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art)
More about the project
The Multisensory World of Vadstena Abbey in the Late Middle Ages is an interdisciplinary project that is exploring new methods in cultural heritage research, while promoting and developing collaboration among researchers. The project members study how music and acoustics interact with the medieval interior of Vadstena Abbey Church using 3D- and virtual reality technologies.
The project members are creating a virtual 3D-model of the church interior, which includes sound. This approach incorporates non-material aspects of cultural heritage and is an entirely new way of presenting one of Sweden’s most important medieval cultural heritage environments: churches. Thus, the 3D-model of the interior allows the visitor to digitally experience the sculptures, furnishings, and textiles in a fifteenth-century church. In addition, the computer acoustic simulation allows the visitor to test a variety of alternative acoustics.