Playing with History

Tuesday, March 7
10:45AM - 11:15AM
Austin Convention Center - Ballroom EFG


Aimee Davis
The Field Museum - Volunteer & Public Learning Experiences Administrator


The Cyrus Tang Hall of China opened at The Field Museum in June of 2015 packed with 5,000 years of Chinese history, culture and artifacts. Our first full exhibition to be interpreted through digital reading rails, each object had at least three digital labels along with videos, maps and 360 views to expand the context and depth of information. The exhibit offers options for and individualized experience, but can also be a little overwhelming. With so much compelling information, how could we encourage younger visitors to slow down, dig into objects, and get curious? Knowing that students learn best when they feel a personal connection, we decided to select a few items from the exhibition.

Event Type:
Playground Talk
digital museum history

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