Virtual Museums: Theories and Methods of 21st Century Museums


Analysis of interaction between virtual museum theories/practices and society. Focuses on digital technologies and interactive media. Students develop critical understanding of new practices of cultural data management; learn interactive pre-visit/ post-visit tools employed by museums worldwide. Lab section focuses on digital acquisition of artifacts, web visual- ization and interaction design techniques. Guest lectures held by Nasher staff. Case study is digital acquisition of Nasher Classical Antiquities collection. Final project is design of interactive exhibit of works of art from the ancient Mediterranean world. Instructor consent required. One course.

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