International Quilt Study Center & Museum
LocationInternational Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE
A Web site and two recording booths at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum give visitors an opportunity to add their quilt stories to a searchable oral history archive.
Visitors to the museum record quilt stories that are accessed through a patchwork interface in the Digital Gallery as well as online. Drawing on the quilt-related experiences and knowledge of visitors and the quilting community, the stories can be discovered by themes, by the names of the contributors or where they live, or by how recent the contributions were made.
Press & AwardsAmerican Association of Museums Muse Awards, Bronze, Online Presence, 2009
The Quilt Explorer encourages exploration with a delightful focus on engaging storytelling through lo-res video with a appropriate community feel, and an interesting approach to allowing users to compare, comment and share.“International Quilt Studies Center Opens Its Doors Sunday,” News Net Nebraska, Kristin Limoges, Liz Stinson, and Emily Ingram, April 23, 2008
The building is an interactive center where touch screen computers can show visitors quilting timelines for more information about textiles and quilting. Visitors can also design their own quilts digitally or curate their own exhibitions. When visitors are done creating their masterpieces, their work will be left on the server indefinitely and accessible online at any time.
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- Technology Director
- Thomas Wester
- Lead Systems Developer
- David Brewer
- Michael Godfrey
- Jennifer Guibord
- Production Assistants
- Shane Farrell, Melissa Paugh
- Quality Assurance
- Melissa Paugh