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Currently, I am the digital production manager at CyArk working with a team of curators, technology experts, and developers to digitally document and archive world heritage sites with an emphasis on at risk heritage. I am also a PhD candidate in “Digital Heritage” in the History of Art and Visual Culture department at UCSC and lecturer at MIT’s Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative. Finally, I am a proud member of Women Who Code, UC Robotics Club, and Drinking about Museums. This blog is a collection of videos, images, and text relating to new technologies in a museum setting. I plan to experiment and practice what I am writing about and researching in hopes of gaining a better understanding of this emerging field.

Maori Art Search Project: 100 Maori Artworks from 5 University Collections

This past year, I
 piloted 
a website project called 
“Maori 
Art 
Search.” The 
website  
focused 
on 
100 
Maori 
art works 
from
 five 
university 
art
 collections 
in 
New 
England. 
These 
museums 

included: 
The 
Fleming 
Museum
 at 
the 
University 
of 
Vermont, 
the
 Yale 
Peabody 
Museum
 of 
Natural 
History, 
the 
Peabody 
Museum
 of 
Archeology 
and
 Ethnology 
at 
Harvard, 

the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University and 

the 
Hood 
Museum
 at 
Dartmouth 
College.

The main goal of the project was 
to
 explore 
the 
role
 of 
digital
 collaborative 
research 
as 
a 
way 
of 
connecting
 New 
Zealand 
students from
 
Gisborne 
New 
Zealand, 
to objects of 
their

 cultural
 heritage in museum collections abroad
. The
 project’s objective was 
to 
provide 
both
 a
 venue 
for 
open 
cross
 cultural
 dialogue
 and 
aid
 museums 
in 
their
 representation 
of 
Maori 
material.

Students  contributed
 to
 the 
website 
in 
three 
ways:

• By uploading 
video 
projects 
demonstrating the use of the art objects in
 contemporary 
practice.

• By contributing to
 an 
ongoing 
threads 
of 
discussion
 about 
each 
work 
of 
art.

• Finally,
 students 
can curate 
virtual 
exhibitions 
using 
images 
from
 the
 database.

To watch a demo of the project please visit: artseek.org/demo

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