Digital Lab for Islamic Visual Culture & Collections

A University of Edinburgh Research Network

The Lab is exploring mixed reality technologies to create new experiences of Islamic spaces, objects, and histories. Contributing to the digital global cultural heritage landscape, its mission is making immersive experiences about Islamic art and history accessible to all.

Information on the Lab’s current and past projects is available here.

Based in the Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh, the Lab brings together students and researchers from across the university (such as Creative Informatics, uCreate Studio, the Centre for Data, Culture & Society, and the History & Games Lab) to work on creative, interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with partners such as the National Museum of Scotland.


Recognising that digitisation and heritage come with significant ethical implications, our work is committed to the thoughtful application of new technologies. We are guided by the Creative Informatics Ethics Statement, which encourages best practices and thoughtful reflection on work with data and new technologies in the creative industries.

If you’re interested in getting involved with our work, or to be added to the Lab’s mailing list, drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you.