Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

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Mubil, a Digital Laboratory: Creating an Interactive Visitor Experience in a Library-Museum Environment

Alexandra Angeletaki, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) University library, Gunnerus branch, Trondheim, Norway
Marcello Carrozzino, Percro laboratory, Scuola Santa Anna, Pisa, Italy.
Chiara Evangelista, Percro laboratory, Scuola Santa Anna, Pisa, Italy.
Letizia Jaccheri Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU, Norway

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Mubil Digital Laboratory: A Demonstration
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Gaming the museum

Martha Henson and Danny Birchall, Wellcome Collection, United Kingdom

http://www.wellcomecollection.org/

Abstract

What makes a good museum game? Credible learning outcomes, compelling gameplay, or sympathy between the two? During 2010 and 2011, Wellcome Collection have been developing a series of games. In this paper and the workshop, we present four games of very different types as examples of our work so far and attempt to outline some of the underlying principles that have guided it. In the workshop itself, we will brainstorm the ways in which a variety of game platforms and formats might, or might not, work with the themes and content of museums and archives.

Keywords: games, strategy, education, archives, history, syndication

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Gaming the museum

Interactive Multimedia in American Museums

Koester, S. E. (1993).  Interactive Multimedia in American Museums. Archives and Museum Informatics Technical Reports. 120 pp.

Planning for Museum Automation Student Workbook

Perkins, J. (1993).  Planning for Museum Automation Student Workbook. Archives and Museum Informatics Technical Reports. 69 pp.

Archival Methods

Bearman, D. (1989).  Archival Methods. Archives and Museum Informatics Technical Reports. 67 pp.

Archives and Authority Control

Michelson, A. (1989).  Archives and Authority Control. Archives and Museum Informatics Technical Reports. 63 pp.