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Open Exhibits at-a-glance

We’ve been keeping tabs on the Open Exhibits community and its activities for the past year and have put together this simple infographic using to provide a quick snapshot of the community at this point in time:  

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More opportunities to provide feedback

Thanks for your interest and participation in the Open Exhibits community.  With exciting new changes and additions in the works, the Open Exhibits team is again seeking to get feedback, better understand people’s use of the Open Exhibits resources, and to gauge … Continue reading

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Selling Cars vs. Connecting Visitors with Artifacts: Examples from the Commercial World

The two images in this article reminded me a great deal of the resources that have been developed and deployed as part of the Open Exhibits project. The article highlights use of a Multi-Touch table and Kinect-driven interface sponsored by Microsoft … Continue reading

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Open Exhibits Participant Survey

With Open Exhibits now in its second year, we are gathering more feedback from participants about their experiences thus far. To that end, we have created a short survey online at: We want to hear from a wide range … Continue reading

Reflecting on the first year – Year One Evaluation Report

Jim, the Principal Investigator for the Open Exhibits project, asked me to share a copy of our evaluation report for the project’s first year. The past year’s data collection efforts provided the evaluation team with a wealth of survey and … Continue reading

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Digital Artworks and Endless Possibilities

I came across this TED talk over the weekend. It highlights an inititiave, sponsored by Google, to digitize several prominent art museums. In addition to being able to virtually walk through these museums, there are artworks that have been photographed … Continue reading

New ways to connect visitors with content

Augmented Reality’s been around for a while but it seems to be gaining a lot of steam in recent months now that an abundance portable technology devices (i.e., smartphones, tablets, etc.) have better cameras and connectivity.  These are a few … Continue reading

6th Annual ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2011

6th Annual ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2011 ITS 2011 November 13-16, 2011 Kobe, Japan Twitter: @ITS_Japan2011 Call for papers posted by: Johannes Schöning: “The Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2011 Conference (ITS) is a premiere venue for … Continue reading

Another snapshot of the Open Exhibits Community

Here’s a quick overview of the Open Exhibits community (by affiliation and nationality) as of June 1st, 2011. The Formal Education category includes universities, k12 schools and research groups/labs. Informal Education includes museum and other visitor centers. Industry includes all … Continue reading

Tech Museum's "Places and Traces" Project seeks examples of interactive exhibits

Bob Ketner, of the Tech Museum, is still looking for about 3 more contributors to commit to the Places and Traces project. ( His project seeks to: document current interactive systems for exhibits being used in  museums – and/or – … Continue reading


This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under Award Number MG-30-14-0037-14.

Matching funds for OpenExhibits are provided by Ideum, makers of custom exhibits, touch tables, video walls and touch walls. Ideum also rents multitouch tables.

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