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Reading university opens Student Exhibition with Inside Explorer

Reading University is one of UK’s largest and most well-renowned universities with more than 17 000 students. In a new collaboration with Interspectral, the School of Biological Sciences at the University has purchased Inside Explorer to feature permanently in the new Cole Museum of Zoology as well as for a temporary student exhibition opening October 5th 2019.

Reading University maintains four museums, a main campus library, a range of inter-departmental libraries, and a botanical garden, making them the perfect user of Inside Explorer with a wide spread of content supplied from Interspectral’s extensive content library as well as in time, material from the museums’ own collections. Initially this will include human anatomy and animal physiology content. The Reading University Student Exhibition will bring unique insight, as well as generate interest and awareness of the Life Sciences disciplines at the University. The University will shortly open a new Health and Life Sciences building and the Inside Explorer system will play a key role in this new facility.

“I first saw Inside Explorer at a conference exhibition and knew that we had to have one in the Cole Museum of Zoology which will form the entrance to the new Health and Life Sciences building at the University of Reading. The table allows you to see inside entire animals, taking off layers of skin and muscles, observing organs in situ and virtual slices for study. Few people could fail to be impressed with the detail in which insects are shown which will hopefully translate into a greater interest in invertebrates. Being able to slice through living animals and humans will support physiological and anatomical learning as well as bringing an element of fun to learning with this interactive device.”

Amanda Callaghan, curator of the Cole Museum

This is the first collaboration between Interspectral and Reading University, but it is a perfect example of how Inside Explorer can be used to bridge science and education by new ways of experiencing and exploring digital twins of real captured data.

This is a really exciting collaboration with Reading University. Starting with this high-profile installation today, but over time we anticipate working with the University to further integrate the Inside Explorer system into the teaching process and also enable students to study and explore content from the University’s Zoology museum collection in unprecedented detail.”

David Hughes, UK based Solution and Business Developer at Interspectral

Do you wish to know more about what solutions Interspectral could bring your venue or university, reach out directly to David Hughes on David.hughes@interspectral.com

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