So, you have probably browsed through the RICHES MOSAIC Interface and thought to yourself….”hmm, I wonder if this cutting-edge, easily accessible and FREE tool can be used to create a digital exhibit?”
Well, no need to ponder any longer! The answer is YES! Keep reading and we will tell you how!
FIRST THINGS FIRST:WHAT? WHY? HOW?
What are exhibits in RICHES Mosaic Interface and why should you make one?
RICHES Mosaic Interface exhibits are narratives that explain the historical context and relationships of a set of digital artifacts. This narrative will be written from your point-of-view and showcase your interpretation of the historical significance of the images, documents, or other digital items in your exhibit. YES- you read it correctly! HISTORY. Interpreted. From your viewpoint!
STEP 1: EXPLORE
If you would like to create an exhibit for RICHES, the first thing you should do is explore our exhibits to get an idea of our featured exhibits. We have some exhibits that will give you some great insight into key events in history. For example, one exhibit you will find is our exhibit entitled Vibrant African-American Community in the 1920s and 1930s. This exhibit provides a snapshot into life within the African-American business community in Apopka, Fl. Take a moment to explore and see what is already there.
STEP 2: CONTACT US
Your NEXT STEP is to contact the RICHES office and talk with us about your idea for the exhibit. We have researchers and historians who would love to hear about your ideas and offer you some great feedback.
Once we have discussed your idea with you, we will give you access to our Exhibit Builder.
STEP 3: ADD YOUR STORY
Your NEXT STEP is to find the items you want to use- either in our database or in the community. If you want to add items that you have researched and digitized, add them to our archive using the “Add Your Story” link on RICHES MI. You’ll need to login or create an account to do this.
STEP 4: BUILD YOUR EXHIBIT
Once your have gathered and added all of your items to the archive, you can now BUILD YOUR EXHIBIT through Omeka! (No worries, you can do this without any programming knowledge).
Need more assistance? Contact us and we can walk you through.
If you would like to create an exhibit using a different Exhibit building tool contact us and let us know what tool you will be using. We are happy to work together to link it into our Exhibit page.
Until next time!