Weaving webs

of digitised pearls

Philo van Kemenade

Slovak National Gallery

Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin

May 2018

use case: long-form storytelling

conversation

platform

other webs

the next 2 hours

ask
me
anything

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Dream × Reality

Art & Propaganda 1939 – 1945

Dream × Reality

Text

lab.SNG

narrate the events of the Slovak State in a way that would be
both historically accurate
and engaging to read

the challenge

inspiration

accessibility

iterative process

response

design choices

format inspiration

steal like an artist

aka

medium.com

decorrespondent.nl

format inspiration

rallying the troops

internal R&D lab

other GLAMs

external collaborators

project manager

web developer 👋

2 editors

 

+ AV content from other departments

Post Bellum

Slovak Radio Archive

Slovak National Archive
Slovak National Museum

many others...

scriptwriter

web designer

2 historians

2 days before opening

no content

no website

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19-10-2016

19-10-2016

❌ internationalization
❌ sub pages
❌ actual text content


✅ wholistic graphic design
✅ building anticipation
✅ subscribe to updates
✅ share the page
✅ links to more info

 

⚠️ 4 chapters

accessibility

removing barriers that make
websites difficult or impossible to use
for people with disabilities

enabling as many people as possible to access content on their own terms

www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php

bite sized

fully responsive

designed for reading

easy section access
via timeline

contextual info
after every section

deep zoomable
images from webumenia.sk

open-source
flat-file CMS

online collection platform

commercial newsletter service

shoulders of giants

The intention of dealing with the period of 1939 to 1945 has appeared in our exhibition plans for several years. When work on this project began two years ago, none of us had any idea of the mood in society this project would eventually encounter — now we know.

Alexandra Kusá - SNG General Director

SEO

Social media (Facebook)

civic organisations social and web

paid promoted posts

paid Google AdWords

sharing the story

21845 sessions
avg 4 minutes 18 seconds

triggering conversation

Questions?

sxs.sng.sk

Platform

web umenia

makes art accessible beyond the gallery

enables 'easy' reproductions

let's you download & remix open access content

has an API

let's visitor personalise their experience

provides SNG with data about visitors' interest

makes artworks shareable

has open source code on GitHub

but how do we make it more than a digital version of this?

Great,

It’s not about creating different exhibits and programs, it’s about creating different visitor experiences.

John H. Falk

Museums are experience factories
[they] have the power to make us respond, to engage, to experience, to feel.

Gavin Mallory - CogApp

Other webs

long-form stories

chat bots?

(hypervideo) stories of art

audio guides

webs of experience

interactive installations

Thank you

@phivk

philo.van.kemenade@sng.sk

Weaving Webs of Digitised Pearls

By Philo van Kemenade

Weaving Webs of Digitised Pearls

Talk at Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin about connecting digital collections to human beings through stories and other kinds of webs.

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