Digital Storytelling for Museums
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Venue: Conference Center A

Museums bring their collections to life by sharing stories with their audiences, which leads to deeper engagement, enjoyment, and learning. In addition to the traditional methods of museum storytelling - such as guided tours - there is a significant demand for digital storytelling, which has the capacity to reach broader audiences and provide new entry points into the collection. However, there are two significant challenges: existing solutions are cost prohibitive and usually require deep technical expertise for implementation. The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) has improved and expanded its open-source digital storytelling platform, delivering a new version that includes more features and is easier for organizations across the field to install and use. This workshop will walk attendees through the setup and best practice use of the platform.


Type of Session
Half Day Workshop
Session Leader : Andrew David, Head of Software Development, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Co-Presenter : Kjell Olsen, Web Developer, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Co-Presenter : MIsty Havens, Web Developer, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Co-Presenter : Meaghan Tongen, Digital Program Manager, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Co-Presenter : Gretchen Halverson, Media and Technology Assistant, Minneapolis Institute of Arts