A case study of community virtual museums in the age of crisis: designing a virtual museum of Caribbean migration and memory

Catherine Anne Cassidy*, Alan H. D. Miller, Alissandra Cummins

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the Virtual Museum of Caribbean Migration and Memory (VMCMM), which tells stories of migration from a Caribbean perspective, focused on the experience and impact of the Windrush Generation. It places the VMCMM within a context of future capacity and challenges for virtual museums in the Caribbean. We discuss the development of digital architecture based on the open-source Omeka framework (interactive mapping, 3D and 360-degree media) to support workshops held in the region. The virtual museum reaches beyond passivity to become a platform to upload personal stories, adding to the breadth of co-curated content and known cultural narratives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunities and museums in the 21st century
Subtitle of host publicationshared histories and climate action
EditorsKaren Brown, Alissandra Cummins, Ana S. González Rueda
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter11
Pages221-244
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781003288138
ISBN (Print)9781032291277, 9781032288413
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2023

Publication series

NameICOM advances in museums research

Keywords

  • Community
  • Migration
  • Memory
  • Museums
  • Virtual museum

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