Producing interactive digital media based exhibitions to engage students with cultural heritage

M. Danks, Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, Richard Griffiths, David Arnold

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This paper describes the processes and outcomes from the production of an interactive exhibition devised for the Brighton Fishing Museum by post-graduate students, offering the opportunity to understand not only the museum environment and collection but also its purpose in the community as a place of and for learning. The final outcome is a sophisticated cocktail of user generated multimedia content in symbiotic relationship with the pre-existing live exhibition of artefacts housed in the museum. The conclusions drawn highlight the importance and value of activity- and game-based learning. It demonstrates the power of media production in its creation and final implementation as a learning tool within a museum environment, as well as its ability to engage young audiences with Cultural Heritage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational cultural heritage informatics meeting (ICHIM07)
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007
EventInternational cultural heritage informatics meeting (ICHIM07) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Duration: 1 Sept 2007 → …


ConferenceInternational cultural heritage informatics meeting (ICHIM07)
Period1/09/07 → …


  • Interactive television, storytelling, cultural heritage, new learning, multimedia, user generated content


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