Here you can find a list of tools. Here we are focusing only on special tools that enable you to create digital exhibitions from digitized items of any kind or from born-digital objects. Therefore we do not list software’s for web or graphic design, movie and sound image editing, 3D animation etc.

 

Google Cultural Institute

2013 Google Open Gallery

http://www.google.com/opengallery (2015-02-13)

Google Open Gallery ("Google Open Gallery" or the "Platform") provides open source tools and technologies to help create, preserve, and promote access to culture and heritage by enabling you to bring a global audience to your cultural content. The Platform may also allow you to create a mobile application that includes cultural content. Googel Open Galery provides a handy tool to upload images, videos and audio for createing online exhibitions and for telling your stories. On this page you can also check out how Google Open Gallery is being used.

Language: En               

 

Instiuto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico, Fondazione Telecom Italia, AthenaPlus

2013 MOVIO

http://wiki.athenaplus.eu/index.php/MOVIO (2015-02-13)

MOVIO is an open source CMS. It supports cultural public and private institutions in the realization of digital exhibitions and thematic routes using multimedia content suitable to provide different levels of knowledge to different categories of users and to increase the visibility of cultural masterpieces. This tool has multilingual interfaces, and additional features for education and tourism. The Link above provides access to the AthenaPlus-Wiki on MOVIO.
Movio Tool Logo

Here is an example of a digital exhibition, in which most MOVIO components have been used.
http://54.247.69.120/build/movio/movioTraining/

Language: En

 

Noterik B.V.

2012 Noterik exhibition builder

http://www.noterik.nl/products/exhibitionbuilder (2015-02-13)

The Builder offers page templates with different layouts and various visual themes for tailoring the look of an exhibition. Media items, such as video clips, can be easily placed on the pages and complemented with text and links. With the help of the annotation editor a user can also bookmark a specific fragment of a clip, and insert a direct link to this fragment. The Builder automatically creates an introductory page as well as a list of sources used in the exhibition.

The Builder offers page templates with different layouts and various visual themes for tailoring the look of an exhibition. Media items, such as video clips, can be easily placed on the pages and complemented with text and links. With the help of the annotation editor a user can also bookmark a specific fragment of a clip, and insert a direct link to this fragment. The Builder automatically creates an introductory page as well as a list of sources used in the exhibition.

The Exhibition Builder is used in the EUscreen project to make comprehensive story-lines about historical events, political debates and subjects like Being European. To explore exhibitions curated by researchers and content providers from across Europe, please visit the Exhibitions section of the EUscreen por tal.

Language: EN

                                      

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

2007 Omeka

http://omeka.org/ (2013-12-03)

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog.

Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It brings Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to academic and cultural websites to foster user interaction and participation. It makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible templating system. Its robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite Omeka’s stability and sustainability.

Until now, scholars and cultural heritage professionals looking to publish collections-based research and online exhibitions required either extensive technical skills or considerable funding for outside vendors. By making standards based, serious online publishing easy, Omeka puts the power and reach of the web in the hands of academics and cultural professionals themselves.

Museum professionals might use Omeka to share collections and build online exhibits with objects you cannot display in the museum. Invite your visitors to tag and mark items as favorites, or to contribute content. Start a blog to publish museum news and podcasts.

A customized version of Omeka is being used in Europeana: http://exhibitions.europeana.eu/

Language: EN

 

2013 (?) Themanator

Themanator is a free, open source, very user friendly tool for creating digital exhibitions. You can easily place different media items on the page and connect them with text and links on more narrative levels. This tool was developed by the colleagues of the Institute for Museum Research Berlin. You can reach some examples for digital exhibitions creating with this tool here: http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=themen

 

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