ICOM put on the table the “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics” theme for International Museums Day 2018,
Hyperconnected is a relatively new term
Characterized by the widespread or habitual use of devices that have Internet connectivity (Definition by Oxford Dictionary)
In our hyperconnected world, education, study, and research change in a way we couldn’t imagine a few years ago… If you haven’t been in Greece, you couldn’t have the chance to see the Parthenon. Now, in a hyperconnected world, you can “walk” in the Parthenon Gallery and see the magnificent Parthenon sculptures. by clicking this link
I am a software engineer & designer with a very strong concern about how digital technology and social media can play a key role in people’s cultural awareness. Hyperconnectivity changes the way of life and the way we perceive the world. Museums not only are digitized their collections, but they are adding multimedia details to their exhibitions to offer an enhanced experience. They show how an ancient artifact was in the past, by using new technology tools e.g 3D digital images of the horse riders of the west Parthenon’s frieze depicting how the Parthenon frieze was in the past. On the Acropolis Museum.
When people visit a museum use a # hashtag to share their moments on their social media. Their evidence that they have been there. Do people look more at their digital photos than actual artwork? Louvre museum attracts 8.1 million visitors. So many photos are available online but people still want to create their own experience in the Louvre museum.
Social media is not only a tool for sharing moments. Am I right? Twitter is one of my mediums to discover new things, share my thoughts, and communicate…. Sometimes it opens my eyes. I read that the Acropolis Museum will dedicate the IMD 2018 to the hunting dog exhibition. A hunting dog in the Acropolis, I didn’t know that… Where was it stand?.. This information prompted me to search about the Hunting dog sculpture.
The Vravronion was a sanctuary on Acropolis hill. It was built probably in 459 BC. Remains of it are preserved in the corner of the Propylaea (= gateway of the Acropolis). It was dedicated to Vrauronia Artemida. It has a Π shape. Hunting Dog sculpture found at the south of the Parthenon monument This statue had guarded the goddess of the hunt, Artemis. It probably framed the entrance of the Vravronion. How Vravronion sanctuary was in the past?
3D images have been created from http://www.ancientathens3d.com/ They have built the 3D picture of the Vravronion sanctuary, as it was in ancient times. I wanted to share this information with other people.. Twitter is on my hand.
For #InternationalMuseumDay 18/5
Acropolis Museum focus: the hunting dog statue,
Vravronion a Π shape sanctuary on the #Acropolis dedicated to Brauronia Artemis, goddess of the hunt
Hunting dog probably framed its entrancehttps://t.co/JCNwXrFrXH#IMD2018 #CulturalHeritage pic.twitter.com/AXKWGY3Uii
— Maria Dimitrakarakou (@dimitrakarakou) 13 May 2018
Technology changes our world. Technology moves fast, it changes itself. Wondering… Will we use the same mediums in a few years?
In any case, the Parthenon, the Louvre, etc will look forward to welcoming their next million visitors,
to create & share their experience with the world.
Thank you for your attention
P.S: If you are in Athens, Greece on International Museum Day, Friday 18 May 2018, the Acropolis Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with free entrance 🙂