Digital Exhibits without the Developer: Technological Tools for Museum Outreach

Author(s): Kami L Ahrens

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "Technology and Public Outreach" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

This presentation will utilize two case studies to examine the uses and effectiveness of various existing digital tools to create online exhibits for museum collections. The Steamboat Bertrand artifacts, an archaeological collection housed at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge in Missouri Valley, Iowa, and material culture from the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center in Mountain City, Georgia, serve as two contrasting examples of content used to create digital exhibitions. Both museums are located "off the beaten path," in primarily rural areas. Online exhibits are essential in raising visibility of and accessibility to these equally important collections. The presentation will assess platforms and tools available for digital exhibit creation such as Scalar, Agisoft Photoscan, Omeka, and WordPress, as well as the challenges encountered along the way.

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Digital Exhibits without the Developer: Technological Tools for Museum Outreach. Kami L Ahrens. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449240)

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Digital Museum Outreach

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United States of America

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