The AAI launched the Digging Digital Museum Collections Project in November 2020. The aim of the program is to better leverage digitized museum collections and related digital resources for public engagement, instruction, and lifelong learning. In addition, this program will explore training and consulting services for partner institutions to make better public engagement uses of their digitized collections and data. The program is run by Dr. Pınar Durgun, who joined the AAI in November 2020 as Curator for Digital Collections Interpretation and Public Engagement. This program will work in conjunction with both the Data Literacy Program and the AAI’s sustainability work. This program is supported by individual donations and by the AAI’s National Endowment for the Humanities Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grant.
Project-Related Communications and Publications:
- November 2020: Program Announcement: Introducing AAI / Open Context’s Curator for Digital Collections Interpretation and Public Engagement
- December 2020: Digging Digital Museum Collections Series, Part 1: Who are museum collections for?
- January 2021: Digging Digital Museum Collections Series, Part 2: M is for Museums: Teaching with Online Museum Collections
- February 2021: The AAI / Open Context team talks about their new projects in a webinar with the International History Students and Historians group (see this blog post summary with a link to the video)
- February 2021: Digging Digital Museum Collections, Part 3: How to Search Online Museum Collections
- March 2021: Digging Digital Museum Collections, Part 4: Digital Museum Research: Challenges and Lessons
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