Putting things in their place

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Places play a key part in the stories attached to a museum and its collections.
How are museums linking their collections to the outside world? Recent examples include Christchurch Art Gallery’s project to crowd-source subject geo-locations for their artworks, NZMuseums’ new Map View for viewing museum locations and Balboa Park’s mobile adventure game.
What could your museum be doing to connect to places and why is this important?

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  • Image: Nether Wallop Cache - waistcoat, stomacher, paper patterns
  • Putting things in their place

    1. 1. Putting things in their place National Digital Forum 29 th Nov 2011 Wellington Paul Rowe, Vernon Systems
    2. 2. Connecting objects to the world we live in
    3. 5. Volunteer Power Courtesy of Christchurch Art Gallery
    4. 8. www.oldsf.org
    5. 9. View the archive in relation to time and place
    6. 10. http://www.freshandnew.org/2009/03/05/qr-codes-in-the-museum-problems-and-opportunities-with-extended-object-labels/ Powerhouse Museum Experiments with QR codes
    7. 11. QR codes http://www.flickr.com/photos/17804775@N00/4336671552
    8. 12. QR codes Quite Restrictive <ul><li>Need: </li></ul><ul><li>to know what a QR code is </li></ul><ul><li>a smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>a QR code scanner </li></ul><ul><li>an incentive to scan it </li></ul>
    9. 13. Image recognition May bypass QR codes http://www.flickr.com/photos/magicketchup/5012051422
    10. 14. Image recognition But it’s not there yet
    11. 15. Use, create, share historical geographic information
    12. 16. Pleiades Ancient Places + Google Books + Flickr + OpenContent
    13. 17. Low-tech is also good
    14. 18. Balboa Park’s low-tech adventure www.giskin.org
    15. 20. Discover places Find connections and content Get content onsite, offsite, offline
    16. 21. Slideshow: Paul Rowe, @armchair_caver

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