Objective 7: Develop engaging and innovative ways of narrating Elan’s heritage to a wide audience of people
7a – Interpreting Elan
In this project Elan Links – People Nature and Water comes to life as we develop ways of telling the story of Elan’s diverse heritage in new and exciting ways which engage, inform and teach people. As part of this project we will redevelop the current Elan Exhibition at the Visitor Centre, and add to the exhibitions in Rhayader Museum and Gallery. A specially commissioned play interactive aimed at children and families will be designed for the area outside of the Elan Visitor centre and the site of the existing scaled model of the Elan Valley dams in Cannon Hill Park could be enhanced to attract a new audience who are not aware of the connection between the two places.
7b – Elan Interactive
This project will see the development of a full functioning App for the Elan Valley and surrounding area. This app will provide information on all aspects of the Elan Links Project and its diverse heritage, enabling visitors to select what interests them and find out more. We are currently researching into the best way to develop this project, looking at all the different technology options available before selecting the most suitable for the Elan Links project.
7c – Artists and Scientists Residencies
We hope to build on the successful Arts Council funded APT Elan pilot Artists in Residency Scheme, by developing a artists and scientists residency project which will run throughout the 5 year delivery period of the Elan Links project.