Archwilio event 2013


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The Archwilio Android app's official launch in on the 7th November 2013 at Cardiff Museum. This is the event programme

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Archwilio event 2013

  1. 1. App Launch Event: The Archwilio App
  2. 2. Programme 09.00 – 09.45 Registration and Coffee 09.45 – 10.00 Welcome Address from Khalid Al-Begain, CEMAS Director 10.00 – 10.10 Opening Address John Griffiths AM, Minister for Culture & Sport 10.10 – 10.30 CEMAS Development of the Archwilio App Martin Spicer, CEMAS Programme Manager 10.30 – 10.50 Archwilio App Features and the Apps Impact Chris Martin, Regional Archaeologist, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust 10.50 – 11.10 Refreshment Break 11.10 – 11.30 Why a Mobile App will be Important for Archaeology in Wales, Louise Austin, Principal Archaeologist (Heritage Management), Dyfed Archaeological Trust 11.30 – 12.00 Showcasing the App — App Demonstration 12pm – Close Thanks from Khalid Al-Begain & Event Close There will be a tour of the Origins Archaeology Gallery for attendees of the App Launch after the event The Client The Dyfed Archaeological Trust is one of four Welsh Archaeological Trust (WATs) established to advance the education of the public in archaeology and is committed to helping protect, record and interpret all aspects of the historic environment. The Regional Historic Environment Records, managed and maintained by the four Trusts, include over 200,000 individual entries and are continually updated and expanded as new information becomes available. Online access to these records has been achieved through the Archwilio website found at The App Dyfed Archaeological Trust, in partnership with Clwyd-Powys, Gwynedd and Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trusts, approached CEMAS to develop their fantastic new Archwilio App. They felt that an innovative application linked to the website would not only be exciting and engaging, but could raise awareness of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts and their work. The app will enable them to reach new audiences, provide interactive opportunities for public engagement and offer people a unique opportunity to investigate the heritage of Wales.
  3. 3. Content Features Wherever you may be, up a mountain, on the beach or even in the pub, the app allows users to access over one hundred thousand records in the HERs to find out about the archaeology of Wales. Should you discover something new about a recorded site, the Archwilio App enables you to send new information to allow existing records to be updated. If you find something that isn’t on Archwilio you may have discovered a new site! The app allows you to take a photograph, make a new record and send it through to your local Archaeological Trust so your information can be added to the system. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to support such an important project. This is an example of how cutting edge technology can act in an innovative way for heritage and culture. Khalid Al-Begain, CEMAS Director The knowledge, skill and experience of the CEMAS team has been invaluable in enabling the WATs to realise their aspirations for an app. Louise Austin, Principal Archaeologist (Heritage Management), Dyfed Archaeological Trust
  4. 4. App Store Feedback Excellent app! Well done to the developers! Fantastic! Surprised how user friendly and detailed. Very handy! Found it very user friendly and contains plenty of information for the sites I’ve looked at so far. Cool app, makes archaeological sites really accessible. Quote from the Minister John Griffiths AM, Minister for Culture & Sport The new Archwilio Phone App puts the heritage of Wales on the map. Available to download for free, it makes it possible for anyone with a suitable smartphone to access information on the thousands of known archaeological and historic sites in Wales. The Historic Environment Records of Wales were already available online, but with the launch of the Archwilio App Wales will make this wealth of information, collected by generations of investigators, available to mobile users, allowing them a glimpse of the hidden heritage all around us. The Archwilio App marks an important leap forwards in using technology to discover the heritage of Wales. As well as allowing users to check records, the app can be used to add information, opening up opportunities for volunteers to get directly involved in archaeological recording and investigation. The Archwilio App truly opens archaeology to everyone in Wales. For more information on Archwilio please visit To find out how CEMAS can support your business with mobile app development please get in touch: t.01443 654265