Vannotea Applications - Museums

Indigenous Knowledge Management

Vannotea IKM Screenshot

In conjunction with the Indigenous Knowledge Management project, Vannotea is being extended to enable museum staff to share and exchange knowledge and digital representations of artifacts with the Indigenous communities who are the traditional owners. The aim is to deploy the software within museums to enable distributed groups to collaboratively discuss, describe and contextualize museum content from a variety of different perspectives.

In particular, Vannotea has been extended to enable users within videoconferencing environments to collaboratively attach descriptive, rights and tribal care metadata and annotations to digital images, video or 3D objects.

This sharing and exchange of knowledge will hopefully revitalize cultures eroded through colonization and globalization and repair and strengthen relationships between museums and indigenous communities.