DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A DIGITAL MUSEUM
1.0 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Digital museums appeared in the Internet many years ago. First digital museums have emerged since 199 1. However, despite the identity and quality of exhibitions their exhibits are comparable with traditional art museum publications albums, catalogues and hooks, while the Internet can create a qualitatively new displays, where previously impossible or inconsistent methods of display historical and artistic heritage have been set up. What is the identity of the museum, in which you enter? The main feature is that here are collections, which actually stored in different museums in different countries or even on divergent continents or does not exist at all.The first definition of what a digital museum is, was simply the website of a physical museum. A concept of a museum “without walls” had, however, been introduced as early as 1953 by Mairaux, who imagined 1 being an environment for the presentation of mainly photography and art. The term Digital museum was first coined by Tsichritzis and Gibbs in their article Digital museums and digital realities referring to a museum constructed for a digital landscape and functioning as a service rather then a location.
Another early idea of the digital museum was the VR digital museum that was a copy ol’ the physical museum in its architecture, and it generally contained 2D and 31) images of items from the museum’s collections. The digital museum later evolved to relbi to web sites of museums that contained different types of media (multimedia) to present information, such as images, text, sound etc.22 This is still partly the case, but a digital museum is today considered to hold a larger complexity then just different types of media presented information on a site. The digital museums have become a matter of not must basic information, but also of how the information is being presented to the users.
1.1 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
- Museums are physical locations which cannot be accessed without a visit to these physical locations.
- Museums contain artifacts of cultural heritage and history which people need to have access to reinforce a sense of history and cultural identity.
- Inability of People to have access to museums hundreds of kilometers from them.
- physical museums even when they are close, are normally so fully booked That people cannot have access to them unless they book months in advance.
1.2 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
This project has the following objectives
- Make artifacts of cultural and colonial history available to all thorough the internet and world wide web as a medium.
- Increase historical and cultural awareness in the general populace.
- Make remote and distant museum contents accessible to all.
- Reduce the cost of perspiration of historical heritage by adopting online archiving and story of historical detail.
This digital museum is going to help us in our interactions with each other and one another.
People from distant countries will be able to visit the digital museum to learn more about culture of a place.
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