Title: Portable Museum and low-cost digitization with mobile phones for GLAM collections
Carolina Matos is OKFN's Partnerships Lead from Brazil, building cooperation and connecting organizations and institutions to strengthen the open movement worldwide. With 20 years of experience coordinating cultural and educational projects, she has been serving as a liaison for a broad variety of digital communication initiatives in Brazil and Spain. With a passion for the intersection of technology and culture, she is also an art historian and obtained her PhD at Universidad Complutense de Madrid with a thesis on the impact of digital experiences in the GLAM environment. In the past years, Carolina was also a curator for open data projects in South America and with the support of Wiki Movimento Brasil, with a focus on data decolonization. She speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish and is always trying to find the most creative way to build solid and fun bridges between the digital world and people. Donatas Dabravolskas, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/WikiCon_Brasil_2022_-_Museu_Port%C3%A1til_-_difus%C3%A3o_da_mem%C3%B3ria_documental_e_conhecimento_hist%C3%B3rico_-_Carolina_Matos_%2802%29.jpg
Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture
Submission state: submitted
Duration: 60 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
Museu Portátil (Portable Museum) is a Brazilian project which main output was the production of a free manual for GLAM institutions to digitize and disseminate their collections autonomously with a cell phone and low cost gadgets.
"The Portable Museum Project – Pocket Edition is a partnership between the Goethe-Institut São Paulo, Instituto Moreira Salles and Wiki Movimento Brasil and resulted in the development of the Portable Museum Manual, in addition to the training of two cultural institutions: Santa Casa de Misericórdia da Bahia (Jorge Calmon Memory Center) and the Museum of the Captaincy of Ilhéus that took place at the end of 2021.
Both institutions, qualified by the project in a pilot training, have in their collections essential documents and pieces for the dissemination of information about the African diaspora and slavery in the country, with emphasis on the Livros do Banguê (Santa Casa da Bahia), records of death of enslaved people to release the bodies, later buried in the Campo da Pólvora Cemetery, in Salvador.
The Goethe-Institut São Paulo invited curator Carolina Matos to create a partnership with Instituto Moreira Salles and Wiki Movimento Brasil with the aim of promoting, in an accessible and autonomous way, the practice of digitalizing collection data as a fundamental action for the preservation of different historical and cultural memory.
Thus, based on the purchase of reasonably accessible equipment and the training that resulted in detailed instructions for the manual, GLAM institutions of any size from all over the world can make its collection available to the public, decentralizing the production of content and dissemination of information and data through Wiki platforms.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
The method developed in the context of the Portable Museum project can help small GLAM institutions around the world to digitize their collections, decentralizing content production and making access to information possible in diverse contexts. Due to its low cost and ease of use, the variety of contents that can be created and distributed through network collaboration is huge.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Everyone can participate in this session
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