Our fast-paced digital age offers new ways of presenting and experiencing cultural content by using a wide variety of different technologies. The fusion of culture, a well-thought-out story and new technologies are the main components of a digital exhibition – an exhibition without walls. The advantages of digital exhibitions are obvious: Online digital exhibition can be visited by people from all over the world. Well curated, these exhibitions are excellent learning tools that can make accessible to the public even the most valuable and fragile works and documents, without putting the national and international cultural heritage at risk. Moreover, parts and details of artworks can be made visible that could not be seen otherwise, not even through the direct observation of the original. The participation of the audience can enhance and enrich these digital presentations even further.
In the frame of the AthenaPlus project MOVIO an innovative tool to support cultural institutions in the realization of online digital exhibitions is refined and developed further by adding multilingual interfaces, and features for education and tourism. Several partners from the AthenaPlus consortium volunteered in creating pilot exhibitions with the MOVIO tool. Readers of the AthenaPlus blog are invited to catch a first glimpse of these sample exhibitions!
“Art Nouveau in the architecture of Poland”
The exhibition presents Art Nouveau architecture in Poland, its diversity, motifs, details and different techniques used to ornate buildings.
Created by: ICIMSS, International Centre for Information Management Systems and Services, Torun, Poland
Modules: CMS, storytelling, timeline, image slider
“Architecture and Visual Arts at the Old University of Vilnius”
It is hard to overestimate the cultural and scientific influence the University of Vilnius had over the years not only on Lithuania but on the neighbouring countries as well. Founded in 1579 it is one of the oldest and most famous establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe. However, its’ influence on development of professional architecture and visual arts in general is not very well known. Thus, here comes one of the aims of this virtual exhibition – to highlight this influence. It is done in three ways:
- Presenting history (using timelines and storyteller);
- Presenting artists (professors and students – in total 52 artists at the moment) who worked/studied at the University of Vilnius (using ontology builder);
- Presenting their artworks (using galleries, hot-spot, storyteller – in total, 212 artworks at the moment).
Created by: LAM – Lithuanian Art Museum
Modules: Ontology builder, Timeline, Galleries, Image HotSpot.
“A NYOLCAK (1909–1918) / THE EIGHT (1909–1918)”
Three elements of MOVIO will be emphasized: use of the Ontology builder (in context of a traditional collection browser), the Timeline function and the CMS. Testing the Storyteller function is planned at a later stage of the pilot project. We have tested the MOVIO through creating a virtual exhibition for a Hungarian group of artists called The Eight, based on different publications of previous real exhibitions.
Created by: MNG, Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
Modules: ontology builder, timeline, CMS
“From Data to Creative Content | A Century of the Wristwatch”
The exhibition shapes the story of the invention and the development of the wristwatch with items from the Museum of Arts and Crafts collection. The exhibition commemorates the centenary outbreak of the WW1 which started the production. The material is based on a corresponding temporary exhibition held this year at MUO. It contains an interactive application which tends to preserve and develop an interest in our non-material heritage.
Created by: MUO, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia
Modules: Storyteller, Timeline, GoogleMap, Photogallery, ImageHotSpot, Multilingualism
“Who am I? I will not say…”
For Hungarians, Sándor Petőfi means much more than just a poet who lived many years ago: he embodies poetry itself. This exhibition was created from the materials of the permanent exhibition of PIM, which deals with Petőfi’s short but intense career, and the dilemmas it involved. The virtual exhibition sketches the main periods of Petőfi’s carrier and the map of his connections, but there are some new topics such as a digital footprint, a role-play, and the comments of the ‚Z’ generation.
Created by: PIM, Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Modules: Storyteller, Timeline, GoogleMap, Photogallery, ImageHotSpot, Slideshow
“Queen Christina of Sweden”
Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) was one of the most famous women of her time. Few historical figures have been discussed so much and so controversial, and the impressions of Christina are as diverse as they are contradictory.
Created by: RA, The Royal Armoury and Skokloster Castle with the Hallwyl Museum Foundation, Nationalmuseum, Sweden
Modules: CMS/Media archive, Timeline, Ontology builder, Photogallery/Photogallery by category, Storyteller, Google Maps, Image Hotspot
“The Modernism Architecture of Šiauliai in 1930‘s”
The digital exhibition introduces the 1930‘s architectural heritage of Šiauliai, reveals its meaning and contributes to the strengthening of the city‘s historical and cultural identity. Historical images, personalities, who owned the buildings and the architects, who created the face of the city are the key to learn about unknown Šiauliai Old Town.
Created by: ŠAM, Šiauliai „Aušros“ Museum, Lithuania
Modules: photo gallery, homepage, search, sitemap, page, entity, timeline, image hotspot, google map, storytelling, timeline, ontology builder, slideshow, image slider, page flip, photo gallery, image list