Transcending Geographic Boundaries: Maritime Archaeology Worldwide on the Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Author(s): Michelle M. Damian

Year: 2015

Summary

This year, the Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) enters its second decade as a medium for online dissemination of information about maritime archaeology projects at the professional, student, and avocational levels. This paper will highlight the next steps of the MUA as we reach beyond the traditional confines of museum exhibits and actively work to promote endeavors that transcend geographical and disciplinary boundaries.  Recent innovations include project centers that focus on multiple projects within a particular region, interdisciplinary projects that highlight archaeological intersections with art and science, partnerships with brick-and-mortar museums to provide digital versions of their exhibits for remote viewing, and hosting online editions of conference proceedings worldwide. We hope to introduce ways in which archaeologists can get involved in online outreach, either through the auspices of the MUA or in their own endeavors.

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Transcending Geographic Boundaries: Maritime Archaeology Worldwide on the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Michelle M. Damian. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433962)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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