Monday, November 28, 2011

A Song for the Horse Nation and Other Cool Online Exhibits

The National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., has a new exhibit: A Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Cultures. Can’t travel to D.C.? They have also put the exhibit online.

We’ve added a link to it under “Interesting Links” in Chapter 3 of the Montana: Stories of the Land Companion Website. 

I’ve come across several other cool online exhibits lately.

The National Library of Medicine created this exhibit: Native voices: native peoples’ concepts of health and illness.

They include:
By the way: According to its creators, Omeka—the program that UM Special Collections staff used to create their online exhibits—is “a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.” They claim that “Its ‘five-minute setup’ makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog.” Given this—might the UM exhibits provide a useful model for classroom projects for the more tech-saavy among you?

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