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QR Code For Aschkibokahn Mini-Diorama

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Kristina with Amelia Fay, Curator of the Hudson’s Bay Collection, checking web access at the Aschkibokahn mini-diorama.

Welcome back, everybody! This week Kristina’s post is a quick look at some of the behind-the-scenes planning that she’s been doing for her project:

As I mentioned in my last post, the goal of my project is to look at ways of linking the Aschkibokahn archaeological site and diorama with the present-day community of Duck Bay. The work I did this week involved looking at how to best integrate our research materials into the existing exhibit.

One of the ideas we have come up with is to set up a QR code that links to a webpage with supplementary information about Duck Bay. Some of the materials we are hoping to share on this page include a poem written by Melba Sanoffsky, who grew up in Duck Bay, as well as photographs of the community through the years.

Before we can go any further we have to do something practical: ensure that smart phones are able to get reception in the exhibit area.  To check this, I visited the gallery with one of the curators.  We have different service providers and we wanted to make sure we both had a signal and reception. We pulled out our phones, and success! Now we know it is possible to use QR codes in the exhibit area. The next steps will be to look at the materials we have at the museum, and to decide what else we would like to include in our web display.

At this point, the web page/QR code is just a concept. I will keep you informed as to what we actually come up with. Stop by the blog next week to see where I’m at with my project, and don’t forget to visit the new diorama!

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Dr. Maureen Matthews

Curator of Cultural Anthropology

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Dr. Maureen Matthews, Curator of Cultural Anthropology joined The Manitoba Museum staff in November 2011. Before coming to the museum. she was a CBC Radio journalist and winner of five awards for Investigative Journalism from the Canadian Association of Journalists. She completed a D. Phil. in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2010) at the University of Oxford and her thesis, published as a book by the University of Toronto Press in 2016, Naamiwan’s Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts, won the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non Fiction from the Manitoba Writers Guild. She received an award from the Canadian Museums Association for “We are All Treaty People” an exhibit created in collaboration with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. She was the recipient of a Governor General’s History Award for the outreach project Spirit Lines and was also awarded an International Guardians of Culture Award by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums for the same project.