Alice in Typhoidland – Interactive Museum Exhibit Tour for the University of Oxford

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Alice in Typhoidland is an award winning exhibit exploring both the past and present of typhoid. Curated by Dr Claas Kirchhelle and Dr Samantha Vanderslott of the University of Oxford, the exhibit contains a multitude of media, from images and video to interactive games. Taken from the Typhoidland website, both researchers explain the exhibit as follows –

Alice in Typhoidland explores the past and present of typhoid. A killer of paupers, princes, and presidents, typhoid was an invisible threat in Victorian England and remains dangerous in many areas today. Join Alice Liddell (Alice in Wonderland) on a murky tour of Oxford’s underside. Learn how doctors and engineers controlled typhoid to stop the disease from spreading in Alice’s city, and see how sanitation, vaccination, and typhoid have evolved since.

Having started life at the Weston Museum and The History of Science Museum in Oxford, the exhibit enjoyed two months of visitors before the Covid-19 pandemic brought visitor numbers to zero. Dr Vanderslott made contact with our team and we were quickly brought on site to capture imagery of each display before it was dismantled. Then, over the subsequent few months, we worked with both Dr Vanderslott and Dr Kirchhelle to populate the 360 scenes with a multitude of content, allowing the exhibit to be brought online. With the exhibit now online and interest in all things vaccine at an all time high, people from around the world are reading about typhoid and how vaccines are helping eradicate this terrible infection all over the world.

We were very impressed at how 360 Virtual Tours were able to bring our exhibition and laboratories to life. The process was very smooth and all done remotely from taking the photos, to designing the layout and style, and to incorporating our edits. 360 Virtual Tours comes with our highest recommendation. The result is a polished, dynamic, and immersive experience! – Dr Vanderslott, University of Oxford

We are delighted to see how this work is helping to inform people all over the world of the importance of vaccines. The tour can be seen on the Alice in Typhoidland website and below –