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ERIC Number: EJ974503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Accessing History from Home
Pember, Mary Annette
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v23 n3 Spr 2012
Partnering with museums and Indiana University, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) has helped create e-Humanity, an online cultural portal. Launched in June 2011, E-Humanity represents the beginning of a new form of cultural institution, one that will blur the lines between traditional museum authority and collections of tribal cultural objects. Funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant under the Advancing Knowledge Program, AIHEC is partnering with Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing and Digital Science Center, the Autry Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles, and the National Museum of the American Indian in this groundbreaking effort. E-Humanity was developed in parallel with NMAI's "Fourth Museum"--a web-based vehicle for getting the museum's cultural resources out to the community. The free web portal allows users to access photographs and written descriptions of over 70,000 cultural artifacts from NMAI and the Autry, according to Siddharth Maini, web leader of the project at Indiana University (IU).
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana