Bringing Asia to the World: Public Outreach via the Museum of Underwater Archaeology

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Title

Bringing Asia to the World: Public Outreach via the Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Subject

Session 10
Technology and Underwater Cultural Heritage

Description

The most fascinating explorations of underwater cultural heritage lose much of their value if the information gathered is not disseminated to a wide audience. While much of our public outreach has traditionally come from publications and conference talks, the Internet has become the fastest way to reach the greatest numbers of people. Though technology for website creation has become easier in recent years many archaeologists lack the time and expertise, not only to create web sites, but also to promote them in ways that will reach the widest possible audience. The Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA)’s mission is to assist and promote the use of the Internet by ethical professional, student, and avocational underwater archaeologists.

This paper will focus on the various methods the MUA uses to present different projects, with a special spotlight on our Asian sites. It will also highlight ways to connect what is on the screen to actual hands-on experiences through different classroom-based teaching resources developed by the museum.

Creator

Michelle Damian

Date

November 2011

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Citation

Michelle Damian, “Bringing Asia to the World: Public Outreach via the Museum of Underwater Archaeology,” The MUA Collection, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1211.

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