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Cathy Spalding

Cathy Spalding

Head of Digital Engagement
Historic Royal Palaces

Cathy Spalding is Head of Digital Engagement at Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that looks after six palaces including Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace.

With responsibility for managing app development, the corporate website, palace audio guides and third party digital partnerships, Cathy leads a team that produces digital content across multiple media and platforms, for all audiences, across all age groups. Previous Gold winners of a Learning Technologies award for an app that uses location based play, currently working with AR for use in on-site and off-site digital experiences.

MuseumNext Museums, Games and Play Summit
Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Beyond the museum: Location-based play and the cultural sector

Immersive technologies are transforming how we interact with our world. Devices now understand where they are and what they are looking at, opening up a rich variety of new digitally-enabled experiences. Empowered by planet-scale AR platforms like Niantic Lightship, this is unlocking untold audience possibilities to enrich, entertain, and educate cultural audiences in new and enthralling ways, both on and off site.

This panel discussion brings together Historic Royal Palaces, Science Museum, PRELOADED and Niantic to discuss the potential of their Lightship projects and opportunities for arts and cultural organisations created by AR and location-based play.

Full schedule here

Cathy Spalding