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Tom O’Leary

Tom O’Leary

Director of Public Engagement
Historic Royal Palaces

Tom O’Leary is the Director of Public Engagement at Historic Royal Palaces, responsible for public programmes, interpretation, exhibitions, schools, web/digital, media and PR. Tom has worked in a range of senior positions at the Science Museum Group,The Houses of Parliament and The National Archives.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has experience as a main board trustee for two national organisations (RAF Museum and Culture 24). Tom is currently advising Royal Holloway University and Westminster Abbey on education and public engagement.

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.

Tom O’Leary