Year 3 and week 3 for the Digital Heritage course. Anna, Louisa, Michael, Phaedra, Rachel and I will be developing a museology of digital technology over the 12 weeks of the course. This year’s topics are in the ‘Class themes’ page.
This year, the group project is to work on a concept development of the use of digital media in the Egypt Gallery of the Manchester Museum. The Digital Heritage students will be also liaising with the students of the ‘Museums and Archaeology’ course, who will be also working on a redesigning of the same gallery. The Museum itself is in the process of consultation for the redevelopment of the Egypt and Archaeology galleries; you can read all about it on Karen Exell’s blog (Karen is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum).
The Digital Heritage blog will be also inviting visiting bloggers to write posts relevant to the course’s themes. Watch this space!
On other news: The ‘Mashup Archaeology‘ website, which will aggregate web content on museum archaeology and archaeological heritage, is being launched this week and I am looking forward to it! More about this very soon.
The ‘Manchester on Display’ student exhibitions have now finished and the winning exhibition is again up; and it will remain up for the rest of the year.
So, let the fun begin!