From the Tangible to the Intangible: Virtual Curation of America’s Historic Past

Author(s): Bernard Means

Year: 2013

Summary

Virtual curation of artifacts—the creation of intangible digital models from tangible artifacts—has clear benefits to opening up America’s historic past.  Researchers and the general public anywhere in the world can access, manipulate, and share three-dimensional digital models that might otherwise be locked away behind display glass.  This enhanced access will contribute to a broader reflexive archaeology and further archaeology as a tool for social engagement.  This presentation will focus on the efforts of the Virtual Curation Laboratory to curate and digitally conserve historic objects from historic sites across eastern North America.

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From the Tangible to the Intangible: Virtual Curation of America’s Historic Past. Bernard Means. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428696)

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