Monthly Archives: October 2015

Digital Harlem – digital collections and exhibitions

Wyman et al. focus on user behavior in digital spaces and how new forms of storytelling can be used in museums. They state that the aim of a museum is “to create an experience”. Digital Harlem falls short in being an experience. It’s

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Week 8 Exhibits: The 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center

As a living historian the use of primary sources and historical artifacts are vital to the reconstruction of the lifestyle practices of a bygone era.  However, such historic databases and online exhibits are often in desperate need of updating and/or

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Week 8 Exhibits

For the purpose of this blogpost I toured through the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibit on the Presidents of the Cold War (http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/coldwar/coldwar.html), which was also a physical exhibit until 2008. The exhibit traces key moments of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Digital Exhibit: Two Plantations

Digital exhibits come in all forms. Sometimes they are entirely online (born digital) while at the other end of the spectrum, they may inhabit a wholly physical space with a simple digital component like a slideshow or a touchscreen. Wyman

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Digital Storytelling in Museums

The article Digital Storytelling in Museums is something that I firmly believe all museums and institutes need to read, regardless if these places fit the out-dated, objects-behind-glass mold or the so-much-technology-I’m-overwhelmed mold. Wyman et al constructs a very encouraging, but gentle

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Week 8 Exhibits: History of the National Mall

For this week’s assignment, I chose to look at the Histories of the National Mall digital exhibit, created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. On the Histories of the National Mall site, there are four primary

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Digital Exhibitions and Collections

Digital exhibitions are one of my main areas of interest in public history, so choosing just one particular online exhibition to look at was very difficult. I enjoy the design and quality of information on the Guggenheim, Tate Modern, Detroit Institute

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The Old Bailey Online

The Old Bailey Online is a searchable database of texts dealing specifically with the lives and perceptions of non-elite people in the criminal justice system via the documentation and publications related to the central criminal court of London from the early seventeenth

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Rumsey Map Collection

I chose to look at the Rumsey Map Collection as an online exhibit this week. This partially stemmed from last week’s class on mapping, but more generally it was due to my interest in Cartography. The collection contains over 63,000

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The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

When I was choosing sources and sites to follow at the beginning of this class, I focused mostly on sites based in early American history due to my research interest in it. One site that I knew I needed to

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