Digital Heritage Forum

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


”PETROGLYFISKT – virtuella upplevelser kring hällristningar/ Petroglyphics  –  Virtual Rock Arts Experiences” is an exhibition at Österlens museum in Simrishamn. We have developed one part of the exhibition, where the visitor, aided by modern technology, gets the opportunity to figure out a Bronze Age ceremony more than 3400 years ago. The Kivik Grave, Virtual Bodies in Ritual Procession is an interactive artwork by PhD Magali Ljungar-Chapelon inspired by cist-slabs’ images from Sweden’s most famous Bronze Age grave.  The aim of this so-called “Virtual Reality arts play” is to engage the user as an actor-spectator and interpreter of the past into a ritual and sensory experience. This is a collaborative work between the Department of Design Sciences, Lund University Humanities Lab, the Institute of Archaeology and Ancient History and the Museum of Österlen.

The exhibition is open and will be going on until December 31st 2014.

Here are some links with reviews of the exhibition (in swedish):

P4 Kristiandsstad


Ystads Allehanda (PDF)


This is a video that shows the first prototype.

This is how it looks at the exhibition.

And this is a filmversion of the final version.

Screenshots from the exhibition