How can historic places pursue new forms of social and cultural engagement that respect the legacy of their history?
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Thanks for another interesting question. One of the ways I’ve been researching and exploring this topic is through teaching students to create encyclopedic articles in Wikipedia about cultural heritage.
I and a number of others are doing this through Wikiproject: Public Art.
While this project focuses on public artworks, certainly it could be used to help document and share information about a variety of cultural heritage.
For example we’ve used it to document the 40 artworks on the campus of IUPUI and also the 38 artworks Indiana Statehouse.
Certainly other cultural institutions could benefit from having information about their historic places in Wikipedia.
I note that the article about the Glass House seems fairly well done:
Friday, September 2 at 9:54am
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