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British Library’s Old Maps Become 3D Virtual Worlds

The British Library has challenged video game design students to turn old maps and engravings from its collection into virtual worlds. The students combined maps from the library’s collection with games company Crytex’s CryEngine to create the 3D environments. The Off the Map competition was part of video game festival GameCity held in Nottingham.

Watch more clips on the Click homepage. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on BBC iPlayer (first broadcast 9 November 2013).



HA talk, Saturday 16 November

John Hugh Thomas OBE on A Swansea Squire: Music Making in 19th-Century Swansea. This is a joint event with The Friends of Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts. 11.00 Saturday 16 November at the National Waterfront Museum – admission free. haswansea.org.uk.

Friends of Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Meeting, Thursday 31st October

The next Friends meeting will be on 31st October from 10-12 noon at the National Waterfront museum.

The meeting will focus on the proposals for interpretation and art for the site. We have focussed on eight human stories which will be represented through sculpted panels and audio recordings. We would like to hear suggestions for any other stories that you think need to be told at the site, either now or in future phases of the project. An interpretation plan has been completed which will be available through our website before the meeting.

We will also provide a general progress update and plan in some work days that some people have requested to get involved in keeping the vegetation under control.

We have a new Facebook page which has some stunning photographs taken of the site this summer by photographer James Davies. If you are on face book please come and find the page. More photos of the progress on the site can be seen on our flickr site detailed below.

Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Draft Interpretation Plan

The interpretation of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site represents the shared histories of many people in the Swansea area and so we think it is important that you get a chance to input your ideas into the development of the plan for the site.We have written eight stories about the lives of characters involved in the site and presented this in the interpretation plan. Perhaps there are others that you would like to see, either now or in the future. The plan also proposes some artwork. This has been designed with the help of children at HafodPrimary School.

We particularly welcome input on the following.

  1. Are the eight character stories as good as they can be (please see appendix 1 on page 30)
  2. Have you got any other stories that you might wish to contribute?
  3. What other words, information, images, statistics can we include in the sites features, see 9.3.4 on page 24 -27

You can view the interpretation plan here until 31st October and/or attend a presentation at 10am, 31st October 2013 at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

Pleaese send any comments or suggestions to the Project Officer, Stuart Griffin (S.M.Griffin@Swansea.ac.uk)



Open house at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks, Saturday 14th September

Hafod-Morfa Copperworks is running activities for the Swansea Open House weekend on 14th September for  the first time.  Guided walks of the site will be given at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and will focus on the history of the site. You will be able to find out about the current work and future plans.  A Fun Family Scavenger Hunt from 1-3pm. Drop in between these times. Aimed at children of all ages with their families,  the event will have an archaeological twist and involve families collecting photos and identifying buildings and features from maps rather than scavenging actual objects. All families will be entered into a prize draw for a voucher for a family meal at Frankie and Bennie’s. This event is co-ordinated by Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust (GGAT). Download the flier or visit www.welshcopper.org.uk.