New Media, Technology, and Museums: Who’s in Charge? - Jeff TancilPresentation Transcript
Web Development: Within the Museum and Beyond
Case Study: The Tenement Museum Stories of immigrants who lived in typical, 19 th Century tenement. Narrative, accessible approach to historic house Museum. 2008 “brick and mortar” visitors: 120,000 2008 “virtual visitors”: 500,000
The Web Guy… or
Tenement Museum: Why a web guy? Capitalize on tech and funding opportunities. Liaise with, and bring knowledge to, various departments. Double as “IT guy” Report to Vice President.
Case Study: A Virtual Tour Inter-departmental collaboration: education, curatorial and “web guy”. Web guy worked on content, interface and coding. Almost as popular as Virtual Tour of Graceland Useful to various audiences, including classroom.