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The Museum and the Web: Three Case Studies

McDonald, Marcy Ann
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
McDonald, Marcy Ann
Advisor
Howard, Alan
Abstract
This website asks the question: What role does the museum website play in the overall museum experience?  The public history museum website is often treated as a separate entity from the museum: as an advertising medium, as a catalogue of contents and gift shop, or as a warehouse of materials for public access. And yet, that virtual space has so much more potential to extend and amplify the museum's mission and philosophy, as well as the value of its materials.  This project examines three public history museums (the US Holocaust Memorial and Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, and Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture) to explore how the Web is being used and could be used to facilitate greater understanding of history and culture.  
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of English, MA (Master of Arts), 2005
Published Date
2005
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Rights
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Notes
Originally published on the XRoads site for the UVA American Studies program. Years range from 1995-2005. Content is captured at the level of functionality available on the date of capture.
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
Related Resources
https://wayback.archive-it.org/5005/20141106173643/http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA05/macdonald/museums/home.html

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