Partners & supporters

Project partners

Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. With charitable status and governed by a Board of Trustees, who were appointed by Scottish Ministers, Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for more than 300 properties of national importance, which together draw more than 3 million visitors per year. It also holds internationally significant collections including more than 5 million drawings, photographs, negatives and manuscripts, and 20 million aerial images of locations across the world. The organisation invests about £14 million a year nationally and locally, supporting building repairs, ancient monuments, archaeological work, the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme and the voluntary sector. Conservation experts provide guidance, training and technical research into Scotland’s built environment while outreach programmes promote community and individual learning engagement with Scotland’s heritage.

Historic Environment Scotland advises on Scotland's six World Heritage Sites, including the transnational site Frontiers of the Roman Empire. Six locations at the Scottish part of this site, the Antonine Wall, are used as archaeological sites of the ALApp project.

Bavarian State Conservation Office

The Bavarian State Conservation Office is the central competent authority of the Free State Bavaria for monument care and protection, maintaining the Bavarian list of heritage-designated monuments, advising and informing on the conservation of archaeology, artworks and monuments and supporting and funding projects of 1300 non-state museums.

The support to non-state museums is delivered by the Landesstelle für die nicht-staatichen Museen in Bayern (State Centre for the Non-State Museums in Bavaria). The centre works collaboratively with local, district and regional administrations, other public bodies, such as religious communities and public foundations and institutes, as well as private entities, managing museums, including societies, companies and individual persons. As such, the centre is concerned with both the archaeological sites of the Limes in Bavaria, which are part of the transnational Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site, and the museums holding the archaeological artefacts found at this sites.

Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation

A partnership between Historic Environment Scotland, the lead partner of the ALApp project, and the Glasgow School of Art, the Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation combines heritage knowledge and survey skills with expertise in digital documentation, visualisation and interactive technologies. Based in Glasgow, United Kingdom, the centre delivered the Scottish Ten project, scanning the then five Scottish World Heritage Sites and five sites internationally. The Centre has also developed gaming applications to interpret archaeological sites of the Antonine Wall and, for the ALApp project, is scanning archaeological objects found on these sites and processing the so derived data for usage in the ALApp app.

edu film & medien

Based in Bleiberg-Kreuth in Austria, EduFilm & Medien consists of a small, effective team with a widespread, international network of experts and creative developers, who deliver digital tools for engaging school teaching and multimedia exhibition design. Founded in 1998 by the art historian Sandra Walkshofer und the camera man, cutter und archaeologist Erik Dobat, the core team also includes 3D artist und educator Iris Schmidt and, as adviser and project manager, the secondary-school teacher Anna Wenzl. In the ALApp project, EduFilm & Medien develops the app for smartphones and tables, including its specialist modules for augmented and virtual reality, and designs the app content, based on EduFilm & Medien's own object and site scans and on scans delivered by ALApp Project Partner CDDV and other providers.

Project funders

Creative Europe programme

Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion (9% higher than its predecessors), will support Europe's cultural and creative sectors. The ALApp project is supported by Creative Europe's Culture subprogramme, which aims to both protect and promote European cultural heritage while supporting the cultural and creative industries, enabling them to act as a driver for growth and job creation.

Bavarian Savings Bank Foundation

Three big values characterise the actions of both the Bavarian Savings Bank Foundation and its supporting and project partners: courage, curiosity and respect. With many fascinating and innovative project, the foundation fosters and promotes cultural and scientific values in the Free State of Bavaria. The ALApp app is an advancement of a technology developed for the presentation of the Limes in Bavaria, and the ALApp project partners kindly thank the foundation for its continued support by allowing the base app to remain freely available.


Archaeological Collection of the Bavarian State

Based in Munich, the Archaeological Collection of the Bavarian State has rich holdings of archaeological objects, providing comprehensive insights into the diversity of early human existence, including objects from the Eining, ALApp's field site in Bavaria.

Bezirk Mittelfranken

With its head office in Ansbach, the Bezirk Mittelfranken is one of three administrative regions in Franconia, the northwestern part of Bavaria. The region's government kindly supports dissemination and engagement activities of the ALApp project.

The Hunterian of the University of Glasgow

Part of the University of Glasgow, The Hunterian is the oldest museum in Scotland and includes the Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery, Mackintosh House, Zoology Museum and Anatomy Museum, all located in Glasgow. The Hunterian collaborates with ALApp by supporting the scanning of archaeological objects from its collection found at the project's Scottish field sites.

Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg

A public research university, the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburgis is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Germany, having been founded in 1402. Within university's Institute for German Philology, the Professorship of Museology offers an undergraduate degree in Museology and Material Culture, a three Master’s degrees –Museum Studies, Museum & Ancient Cultures and Collections, Provenience & Heritage– as well as a doctorate degree in Museum Studies. For the ALApp project, the professorship performs audience research in Bavaria and Scotland.