Participatory Architecture: Web 2.0 Education in the Uganda National Museum

Mary Leigh Morbey (York University, Canada), Lourdes Villamor (George Brown College, Canada), Maureen Muwanga Senoga (Kyambogo University, Uganda), and Jane A. Griffith (York University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 273
EISBN13: 9781466626393|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1930-2.ch014
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Web 2.0 is currently pressing how museums represent themselves and educate their patrons. Major Western national museums increasingly desire such engagements, merging the digital with the educational and promising unprecedented outreach and scope. In the Global South, however, Information Communications Technology (ICT) challenges abound, including a lack of sustainable contemporary technology and the needed expertise to employ it, but Web 2.0 offers much for the educational possibilities of Global South museums, particularly with respect to oral traditions and cultures. This case study presents both the possibilities and problematics of conceptualizing a Museum Web 2.0 site for the Uganda National Museum (UNM) in Kampala.
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