Digital cultural heritage: Collaborating with students and discovering lost museums

Grainger, J. and Schuster, K. 2021. Digital cultural heritage: Collaborating with students and discovering lost museums. Education for Information. 37 (1), pp. 97-111. https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-190352

TitleDigital cultural heritage: Collaborating with students and discovering lost museums
TypeJournal article
AuthorsGrainger, J. and Schuster, K.
Abstract

Our paper consists of two parts. First, we review the history of the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) museum, its collections, its closure and the dispersal of its collections. Second, we synthesize this analysis with a summary and reflection on the challenges of undertaking a collective memory project that represents the rise and fall of empire. To synthesize these two points, we discuss the museum’s history and highlight how digital cultural heritage initiatives have catalyzed an interest in digitizing and archiving RUSI’s collection records. Following our review of RUSI and its museum collection, we discuss the value of academics forming partnerships with cultural heritage institutions, and we analyze our experiences managing two student projects hosted at RUSI. Our discussion of student work will reflect on methods for designing engaging curriculum that encourages students to practice record keeping for cultural heritage institutions.

KeywordsDigital cultural heritage
Digital Humanities pedagogy
academic and practitioner partnerships
JournalEducation for Information
Journal citation37 (1), pp. 97-111
ISSN0167-8329
1875-8649
Year2021
PublisherIOS Press
Accepted author manuscript
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-190352
Web address (URL)https://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/
Publication dates
Published12 Mar 2021

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