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New York Times: "Outcry Over a Plan to Sell Museum's Holdings"
New York Times: "Why University Museums Matter"
Museums, especially science museums have a long history of interactives - items where you can press a button or turn a handle to make something happen.
These can be physical, virtual or mixed.
Find some examples and share them here
http://labs.live.com/photosynth/ Photosynth is an interesting, interactive project from Microsoft.
This Google Blog Article describes new online content from Yad Vashem (a Jerusalem-based center devoted to Holocaust rememberance, education, and research), including YouTube channels in English and Arabic.
Of which, my favorites:
- The Krannert Art Museum
- The Spurlock Museum
- Guide to popular Chicago Museums
- Free access to Chicago Museums
- Archives & Museum Informatics They organize the major conference: Museums & the Web
- Museum Computer Network Offer annual conferences on museum computing issues.
- Museum Documentation Association (mda). UK organization for museum informatics. Home of the SPECTRUM standard.
- International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ICHIM)
- Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
- Eternal Egypt A novel interface to an Egyptian Museum resource
- ArtStor with fantastic ability to see minute details in art work that might otherwise require very close examination of the physical object. Can access through the ORR .
- Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- fresh + new discussion of issues in digital media and museums
- MoOM (Museum of Online Museums)
- Steve.Museum User community comprised of museum professionals and the public describing museum objects with user-generated tags
- The ArtShare Facebook application share art from Brooklyn Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Powerhouse Museum, V&A, and Walters Art Museum on your Facebook profile.
- Smithsonian 2.0 conference proceedings from a January 2008 meeting about Smithsonian Institution collections in the digital age. Webcasts from portions of the conference are available in the "Multimedia" section of the site.
- Dance Dance Revolution meets genetic sequences http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathowie/93483629/ At Scripps Aquarium
- Discover Babylon using 3d game engines to develop a virtual environment to learn about ancient Babylon.
- Revolution adopts MMPOG (massively multi-player online games) to teach about the American Revolution.
- Pachyderm A multimedia authoring tool for building Flash-based services for museum online exhibits.
- Amirian, S. (2001). Hand-held Mobile Computing in Museums
- Schwartzer, M. (2001). Art & Gadgetry: The Future of the Museum Visit . Museum News July/August 2001.
- Annotated Bibliography of Handhelds in museums: http://www.gslis.org/index.php?title=Annotated_Bibliography
- Cataloging Cultural Objeccts (CCO)
- Categories for the Description of Works of Art (Getty Research Institute) See also the new XML schema for CDWA .
- SPECTRUM (mda)
- Museum Informatics Bibliography at GSLIS.