The exhibition introduces a project developed by Tessa Morrison, Helen Giggins and Nicholas Foulcher from the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle. It consists of 30 images which show the architecture of past and present, PowerPoints showing the continuous growth of the city through time and a video showing how and where the visitor can view these images in situ at at least 20 sites through the city using their mobile phones or iPads.
By downloading a free application you can walk around Newcastle and see the lost Victorian City. You will be see a butcher in Hunter Street from a hundred and twenty years ago, proudly showing his produce; the public buildings; the old Post Office being built; large and imposing hotels, and landmarks all in their original positions. The images in the exhibition represent the essence of the project and will give the viewer an understanding of the lost Victorian city.
Accessing the Interactive Content
A major component of this exhibition is actually not directly on display on the photo panels, it is embedded in the online world of the Internet. To get the most from this exhibition we encourage you to interact with it using your mobile device (smart phone or tablet).
Download the instruction guide to find out how - Reconstructing Victorian Newcastle - Interactive Content Guide (pdf)