The research team consisted of: Prof. Beacham, Dr. Hugh Denard, Mr. Drew Baker, and Mr. Martin Blazeby. The group started in 1996 at Warwick University in 1996, relocating to King's College London in 2005 an has worked on a series of grant-funded projects, developing outstanding skills in computer modelling of historic theatre spaces, the collection, collation and multi-media presentation of associated datasets, and the development of sophisticated user-interfaces for accessing, manipulating, and interrogating the results of such research.
Together with eight international partners in the EC sponsored THEATRON consortium (which Beacham planned and led: http://www.theatron.org) they completed an extensive inter-disciplinary project creating VR models of some 25 historic European theatres, together with elaborate supportive data and an interface for educational users. The group also worked on the Leverhulme and AHRB funded “Pompey Project”, a standard-setting programme of research in “virtual archaeology”.
The overall project direction and theoretical and pedigodigical narrative was led by Beacham together with Denard as co-director. Baker and Blazeby continued to enhance their current research practice by the development and implementation of a prototype frameworks and best practice that supports the processes, theory and philosophy of the project.
For more information relating to the research team visit: http://www.kvl.cch.kcl.ac.uk/