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Introduction to Online Exhibitions Liz Selby Jewish Museum London AEJM Conference, 20 and 22 November 2011.

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1 Introduction to Online Exhibitions Liz Selby Jewish Museum London AEJM Conference, 20 and 22 November 2011

2 Why produce a virtual exhibition? Highlights your collection to remote users around the world Puts your collection into historical context Opportunity to display items not usually on display, for a variety of reasons Not confined by physical space Relatively cheap A range of media can be used Encourages interactivity with visitors

3 Some examples of virtual exhibitions Treasures of the Bodleian Library: Europeana Art Nouveau exhibition nouveau/introduction

4 Producing a virtual exhibition – key steps 6. Test load on your server 3. Select stories and images 4. Write text and proof read 7. Produce the exhibition on your website, making sure you test links 1. Choose your subject 2. Decide on structure and themes 5. Test exhibition flow and usability 8. Promote the exhibition

5 Producing an exhibition in house Cool Iris: Omeka:

6 Yiddish Theatre in London

7 Yiddish Theatre - Structure and themes Introduction Theatres People Plays Context Audiences Closing the curtain Feedback

8 The finished exhibition Web design by Europeana using the Omeka tool Translated into French, German and Spanish w/yiddish-theatre-en w/yiddish-theatre-en

9 A Judaica Europeana exhibition from the Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam From Dada to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Romania w/dada-to-surrealism-en w/dada-to-surrealism-en

10 Our next exhibition: Jewish Britain: A history in 50 objects

11 Object pages

12 Some ideas for collaboration World War I: The Jewish experience Stories of migration Treasures from Judaica collections in Europe Jewish quarters in European cities Traditional Jewish costumes in European cities Jewish life in Poland post-World War II

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