Áskell Heiðar has been a manager of 1238 since it was just an idea and he supervised the building of it and running of it since the opening in 2019.
His background is in tourism, event management and museum coordination among many other things. Along with working with 1238 he teaches tourism at University level in Iceland.
Áskell Heiðar is speaking at the MuseumNext Digital Summit :
Recreating ancient battle with new technology
1238 is an interactive museum in the North of Iceland telling the story of clans fighting to control the island in an ancient civil war.
In this presentation, Áskell Heiðar and Freyja Rut share how they used the latest digital storytelling tools to tell guests about the Icelandic sagas and created a VR experience where visitors go into battle, throw spears and rocks, and the enemies throw back at them.