9 03, 2018

Säfstaholm Castle, take us to Trolle-Bonde!

2018-03-12T12:51:53+00:00March 9th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Friday feeling and a drive inland to Säfstaholm Castle in Vingåker (otherwise known for it’s factory outlet). We were shown around the castle, initially built in 1666, and got intrigued by stories of Trolle-Bonde, who resided here back in the 1800’s.

The castle is mid-renovation and they plan on re-opening to the public in 2019. We look forward to admiring the lovely ceilings again, seeing Trolle-Bonde’s art collection and hearing more about what went down here over the years – perhaps with an audio guide in place 😉

Visit Säfstaholm Castle on Facebook.

8 03, 2018
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Workshop: Collecting Social Photo

2018-03-12T15:10:38+00:00March 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

We joined a two-day workshop by Collecting Social Photo hosted by Nordiska museet, about –as the name suggests- collecting social digital photographs, from the perspective of a museum.

  • How do we get a wide and accurate representation of social media photography into the museum archives?
  • What role do museums have in collecting social photos?

The mix of participants; museum professionals, researchers and us (tech providers), from Sweden, Finland, England and Australia was very enjoyable. We split into groups and presented new and exciting ideas, keeping the GDPR regulations and Instagram’s restrictive API in the back of our minds…

For more info about the project, click here.

8 03, 2018

New guide app about Kulturväg Skaraborg launched!

2018-03-12T12:20:32+00:00March 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

With Varnhem expanding as a tourist destination, Kulturväg Skaraborg launches a new guide app!

“Feel the air of history and enjoy the magnificent nature as you travel along Kulturväg Skaraborg. Discover the many gems along this trail, which stretches from Karleby, past Hornborga lake and Varnhem, through Vallebygden and coming to an end in Tidan.”

Download the app here:

 

6 03, 2018
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Runestones, graves and other exciting remains from the Iron Age…

2018-03-08T14:44:07+00:00March 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Check out the new guide about archaeology in our web app, with four short films produced by OnSpotStory. Get to know the archaeologist Andreas Forsgren from Stiftelsen Kulturmiljövård and see what he digs up!

During this walk, you can learn about the two excavation sites, and six other spots around Hjulsta/Järva, which have a conncetion to the Iron Age.

Welcome to wonder among thousand-year-old runestones, graves, house foundations, and other exciting archaeological remains.

22 02, 2018

What to say and how to say it?

2018-03-14T14:47:37+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

What story do you want to tell and who do you want to reach? What defines a good speaker? How to market a guide once it’s finished?

A fruitful seminar about content today, exchanging ideas and experiences with Järfälla kommun, Solna stad and Stockholms läns museum.

This question was our point of departure, found in the Europeana Impact Playbook:

In an age in which we are overloaded with information but craving for meaning, how do we engage and activate people (with culture)?

Have a look at our guide to content here.

 

7 02, 2018

From Eskilstuna with love

2018-02-27T14:32:51+00:00February 7th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Took a trip to Eskilstuna today for a conference on digitilisation in the culture sector, hosted by STUA. Lots of friendly people around, like Åsa, who showed us her place of work, Stadsmuseet. Did you know the first steam engine (in Sweden) was made in Eskilstuna? It goes by the name of Förstingen.

26 01, 2018

It all comes together…

2018-02-27T14:04:07+00:00January 26th, 2018|Tags: , |

Making an audio guide has many components to it, from the nitty-gritty techy side of things, to the human beings and the stories they want to tell about a specific place or object.

Who we meet with and talk to has truly shaped OnSpotStory. That’s why in 2018 we decided to start a bitesize vlog/blog, introducing the people we meet and the places we’ve been. For us to remember and to share with you how it all comes together.