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This is a new Smithsonian Program that promises very useful use of the extensive Smithsonian collections and archives, as it intends to promote language revitalization through documentation, collection based projects and community collaboration. It has been inspired by projects based … Continue reading
Comparing their newly made snowshoes with old ones taken out of the exhibit case. Photo by Wayde Carroll, courtesy of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. There are several pairs of snowshoes in the exhibition (“Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our … Continue reading
I have been here in the Living Our Cultures exhibit in Anchorage Museum for a while now, but still get overwhelmed by it. Even though the architecture is simple, with a rectangular gallery mainly houses seven big glass cases (with … Continue reading
What I first liked about this collection website is the richness in contextual information, which is so much more than the usual “tombstone information” (provenience, date, measurements, etc.) found on most online catalogs. Here each object record has the name … Continue reading
How can we use digitization as a way of making museum collections more interesting and useful for the general public, and especially for people in the places the objects once came from? How could we collaborate with such source communities … Continue reading