Becca Bennett (for Burke Museum), Burke Museum
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IMLS-WestPoint Archaeology Web exhibit
As part of an IMLS*-grant-funded project, the Burke Museum (www.burkemuseum.org) is producing an interactive Web-based exhibit about the archaeology of West Point (in Discovery Park, Seattle) -- telling the story of the land and its peoples over time. (*IMLS=federal Institute of Museum and Library Services). Exhibit audience is general public high-school-age and older; project goals include increasing understanding of Archaeology and appreciation of the continuity of cultural activity over time on this land. Audio and video clips will be central to the project's content, presented on the Web via a Flash-based multimedia engine. One primary source material of this audio and video content is a mid-1990s VHS video tape. We anticipate needing equipment, software, and minimal instruction in order to digitize segments of the tape and to edit and prepare those segments as video and audio clips for the Web. We may also need to record, edit, and prep additional interview clips (audio and/or video). Collaborators and contributors include the Burke Museum Archaeology Division staff, Burke Education Division staff, Burke Web staff, a third-party Web-developer team, and members of the communities with ties to the West Point archaeological work of the 1990s: The Tribal Oversight Committee and tribal members, METRO, educators, consultants, and others.