25 September 2012
Your Moor Stories
Using a map of Dartmoor or a list of locations, Moor Stories shows where objects in RAMM’s collections came from. Visitors to these locations can then contribute their own story to the website. Some of the objects originating from Dartmoor can be seen in RAMM’s Making History Gallery.
Church Detective reconnects Medieval wood carvings in RAMM’s collection to the churches that they came from and is more than just a game! In the late 19th century master craftsman Harry Hems’ workshop was commissioned to replace carvings in Devon churches. He saved many of the Medieval wood carvings that his workshop replaced and donated his collection to RAMM. It is unclear however which churches many of the carvings came from.
Visitors are encouraged to study the carvings, investigate Dartmoor churches, link carvings to churches and submit their evidence to RAMM’s curator of antiquities. Submissions are rewarded with a certificate.
A knowledgeable church mouse is available to help those unfamiliar with church layouts.
Using the website
The website is built to work on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets allowing users to respond while visiting locations on the moor. The strength of mobile signals varies considerably on Dartmoor so the website is built to store information and submit it when the connection is restored.
Partnership with the University of Exeter
Moor Stories was produced by RAMM and the University of Exeter with REACT Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF).