Thania Meneses Flores joined the Trimontium Museum as a remote intern in the Spring of 2020, working with Digital Engagement and Curatorial projects.
In 2022 she became part of the Trimontium staff as Community Archivist for Creativity and Inclusion and in 2023 was appointed Heritage Environment Resources Officer. The first role focused on digital resources, accessibility and inclusion, while the second focuses on developing the new HALO (Heritage and Landscape Observatory) project with digital and hybrid experiences merging archaeology, history and VR technology.
Thania is an Art Historian (BA – Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico / MA – University of Toronto) and Medievalist (PhD Candidacy, University of Toronto) with over 20 years of teaching experience and a versatile background in the cultural sector as a former dance studio owner.
Her passion for history, archaeology, art and the important role of museums in our world today, led her to pursue a PGC in Museum & Cultural Management (Centennial College, Toronto). As part of a small – but mighty! – museum she wears many hats, her main activities include digital projects, community outreach, social media, marketing, collections and interpretation.
Thania Meneses Flores will be speaking at the MuseumNext Digital Summit 2024:
Going digital with the Romans
The Trimontium museum is dedicated to the Roman Iron Age in Scotland. In this presentation we’ll introduce the Digital Romans & HALO projects.
Through the Digital Romans, Trimontium has been able to engage with neurodivergent audiences in a hybrid format. We share the learnings, creative process, and community partnerships from the first year of the project using digital technology to support co-creation, fostering engagement, inclusion, and well-being through historic dance.
The HALO project will offer a new hybrid VR experience including 3D imagery, drone footage, films, hands-on history storytelling and object handling. We’ll share this development, from dream to reality.