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Archiving and Analyzing Children's Culture: Problems and Outcomes of an Innovative Project


TitleArchiving and Analyzing Children's Culture: Problems and Outcomes of an Innovative Project
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsScheibelhofer, P., & Pollak A.
Secondary TitleInternational Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting - ICHIM07: Proceedings
Conference Start DateOctober 24-26
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedToronto, Ontario, Canada
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordschildren's culture, communication strategies, encoding/decoding, film analysis, museums and children
Abstract

The paper presents outcomes of a recently finished project analyzing short films produced by children at Vienna's ZOOM Children's Museum. Both the process of production as well as the content of the films are analyzed. The possibilities and problems arising from such a project become visible in the analysis. Although complex and contradictory processes characterize the museum's project, its outcome, the films, are shown to be a valuable medium for documenting children's world-views and the communication strategies they apply to convey them.

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