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The third local partnership of the DSMP project is with the Waterman's Museum in Rock Hall and Washington College.
The Waterman's Museum began in 1990 when a committee of Rock Hall community members and Haven Harbour Marina staff and ownership decided that area watermen were in need of their own unique center for recorded history.
Today, the museum includes exhibits on oystering, crabbing and fishing. A reproduction of a shanty house is also on display, along with local carvings and of course boats.
The first phase of this project is being completed by incoming first-year students in the college's Orientation Explore! program, Making History: Making Museums. In just under three days students will engage in object-based primary-source research, digitize parts of the museum's collection and begin the creation of a VR exhibit of the museum's holdings.
Stay tuned for future developments in this collaboration!
Above: VR exhibit curated by Washington College Students through this partnership.
View it in VR!
Scan this QR code using the camera app on your smart-phone. Click the icon and place in headset. Alternatively, use the link https://www.thinglink.com/mediacard/1507066396771614721 in your phone's browser to access the tour.
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Interactive Exhibit Panels
Students in Dr. Sara Clarke-De Reza's Spring 2022 Designing and Measuring Learning Experiences course used the museum's digital object and oral history collection to design the exhibit panels below. Printed versions of these panels will serve as the basis of a traveling exhibit aimed at K-12 students, while interactive virtual versions will link viewers back to oral history clips, 3D models, and other digital museum objects.
Student Digital Curators
Making History:Making Museums
Orientation Explore! Group:
Raven Bishop, Instructional Technologist
Dr. Sara Clarke-DeReza, Assistant Professor of Education
Museum, Community & Field Education Students:
VARDIS Student Digital Imaging Consultants:
Professor Julie Markin's Archaeological Methods Course:
Professor Sara Clarke-DeReza's Designing and Measuring Learning Course:
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