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Wednesday, October 6 • 8:15pm - 9:00pm
digitalpasifik.org – Reflections on designing and delivering a website that aims to serve as a bridge between worlds

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The aim of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot is to make visible and accessible the digitised cultural heritage of the people in and of the Pacific. The pilot team have worked with a co-design group from across the Pacific, and delivered a site that leverages and presents metadata only, on a site designed to work usefully across the Pacific, on low bandwidth networks and mobile devices.

We have sought to enable Pacific people to access the content and taonga held by GLAM sector, as well as honour the work of that same GLAM sector.

Our talk will reflect on some challenges and opportunities of the pilot and what these might mean for museums and other cultural heritage institutions in the Pacific, as well as those seeking to access Pacific cultural heritage.


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Tim Kong

Programme Manager - Pacific Virtual Museum Pilot, National Library New Zealand - Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Bula vinaka.I am Fijian-Chinese on my father’s side, and my mother’s heritage is originally of Scotland, but more recently of South Canterbury, New Zealand. I grew up in South-East Asia, with my schooling taking place in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. After attending... Read More →
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Leone Samu Tui

Associate Curator, Documentary Heritage (Pacific); Steering Group member of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project, Auckland Museum
Leone Samu Tui (Lefaga, Malie, Pu’apu’a, Sapunaoa, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa) is the Associate Curator Documentary Heritage (Pacific Collections) at Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland War Memorial Museum. From 2016 – 2019 she was a collection technician for the museum’s Pacific... Read More →

Wednesday October 6, 2021 8:15pm - 9:00pm EDT
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