For four weeks across October and November 2016, Virtual Umbrella assisted in the showing of ‘Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel’ at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester. This new virtual reality experience from the BBC, narrated by BAFTA award-winning actor Liam Cunningham, presents Willie McNieve’s eye-witness account of the 1916 uprising in Ireland. Providing technical support, Virtual Umbrella acted as the museum’s in-house virtual reality experts, working to facilitate the VR experience and avoid any technical faults or difficulties.
“[Voice of a Rebel is] a ground-breaking new form of history documentary [revealing] how VR might create a completely new way for people to engage with the past – by living through a protagonist’s memories and perceiving events from their perspective.”
-Andy Conroy, Controller of BBC Research and Development