Heritage Centre Museum Google Virtual Tour
Contemporary Photography supports communities by supplying Google Virtual Tours on a pro bono basis.
Anyone with an internet connection can visit the resulting virtual tour of the premises 20/7.
The tours show up on Google Search, Google+, Google Street View and Google Maps.
Google Business View is a great way for organisations to be found more easily.
As part of the service Contemporary Photography also supply a set of premium quality still photographs.
The photographs are supplied in high resolution so they can be used in print.
A web resolution set of the still photographs is also supplied to be used on websites, in emails and on social media.
The virtual tour itself can be embedded in a website, and with the supplied short codes can be added to emails and social media.
Contemporary Photography can also feature an article about the organisation and its premises. This article can form the basis of a press release plus newspaper and magazine articles.
Examples of Community Projects carried out by Contemporary Photography in Athy include the Heritage Centre Museum, Arts Centre and Men’s Shed.
Oliver Murray of Contemporary Photography said “The Google Business View product is a fantastic addition to the online presence of any business. At Contemporary Photography we are proud to use our skills to give something back to our community.”
Oliver who recently received a Google Business View European Award for his work on the Bank of Ireland sponsored Google Maps Virtual Tour of the National Ploughing Championships went on to say “We are activley looking for community projects to support at present and welcome applications from anyone who feels they have a suitable premises.
Located in the former 18th Century Market House, the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum traces the history of Athy, the Anglo Norman town on the Marches of Kildare.
You can discover the history of Athy from its Anglo-Norman foundations to the involvement of Athy men in World War 1, which unfolds in an exciting mixture of sound and vision.
Discover also the effects of the 1798 Rebellion and the Great Famine on Athy and its people, and find out about the Quakers of South Kildare and the Kellyites of Athy.
Here you can also enjoy the thrills and spills of the 1903 Gordon Bennett motor race, which took place on a circuit centered around Athy.
You can follow the exploits of the famous Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Athy Heritage Centre has the only permanent exhibition devoted to him. Its highlights include an original sledge and harness from his Antarctic expeditions, and a 15ft. model of Shackleton’s ship Endurance.
An exhibition of unique photographs and an audio visual display featuring Frank Hurley’s original film footage of the Endurance expedition.
The Shackleton International Autumn School was established to commemorate the Explorer in the county of his birth. It is held each year on the October Bank Holiday weekend and is the only Polar School in Ireland.
The Autumn School provides a forum for the discussion on polar exploration and the presentation of artistic work relevant to Shackleton, local history and polar exploration.
Lectures, Exhibitions, Drama, Film, Music and excursions are all part of the activities of the school.
The internationally renowned website www.antarctic-circle.org has described the Shackleton Autumn School as “the best polar gathering in the world”.
It is acknowledged that the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum provides the only base for international research involving overseas participants in Ireland. This, combined with the Heritage Centre/Museum’s current membership of the Museum Accreditation Programme, is important in promoting the centre as a valuable resource both nationally and internationally.
View our original audiovisual film footage relating to the exhibits in our 30 seater audio room and use our audio guides which are in Irish, English, French and Polish which brings the whole experience to life.
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