The Mysteries of Rennes is a project led by the Regards group in partnership with the Musée de Bretagne and Irisa. It has won the 2012 call for projects for innovative digital cultural services launched at the end of 2011 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It is one of just 60 projects selected from 220 applications, with overall prize money of 1.5 million euros.
The innovative project received a grant of 21,000 €. Its aim is to make it easier for students and young people to understand the Musée de Bretagne’s collections. It took several months of work by the Musée de Bretagne and the Triskell project team at Irisa, a team consisting of researchers from CNRS, the University of Rennes 1, Inria and Insa-Rennes who enjoy global recognition for their research into the engineering of computer models.
The system will be based on a localised interactive game throughout the city of Rennes and will be deployed by early 2013. Players can interact with the museum’s collections by using social networks, the Internet and various networks of sensors set out around the city.
Founded in Rennes in 2009, the Regards group specialises in the design of entertaining but educational products for companies and local authority agencies. The Ministry recognition rewards two years of research and innovation based on interactive devices and it will enable the company to speed up its development in the cultural and heritage sectors.www.groupe-regards.com