Overview of MW98: Why you should attend MW98 Learn new skills to enhance your museum site Explore issues and controversies facing Museums and the Web Experts featured at MW98 Commercial products and services to enhance your web site Organizations supporting MW98: Online interchange regarding the virtual museum experience Juried awards to best web sites in 5 categories
MUSEUMS AND THE WEB 1998

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Virtual-Museum Fatigue: A Suggested Treatment

Susan McLeod O'Reilly, Canadian Museum of Civilization

Subsidiary Session: Museum Applications: Virtual Exhibits
Thursday, April 23, 1998
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Museum web sites seem to know no bounds. Unlike a museum building where one exhibition must be dismantled to make room for the next, cyberspace is free of such physical constraints. As a result, virtual-museum developers just keep adding more and more content. But have they ever looked at their site from the perspective of the cyber visitor, the person trying to make sense of the daunting amount of information and of choices, the person suffering from chronic cyber fatique? At the Canadian Museum of Civilization, host to one of the largest virtual museum sites in the world, we are thinking about ways to make our cybersite intellectually manageable. The latest tool to be developed is a thematic guided tour. The tour allows visitors entering through the 'front door' of the site to receive a stress-free sampling of what's to be had within. Susan McLeod O'Reilly will speak to this latest interpretive device by providing the rationale behind its development, details on its appearance and the results of test-marketing.


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