Collecting Cultural heritage in a Virtual Setting

Leo Bellino, a student in Knowledge Organization posted this on his class blog and Professor Pattuelli thought it would be of interest here as well.

Everybody that enjoys going to the museum to view the art and artifacts that document a cultures achievement might be interested in the Virtual Afghan Museum of History and Culture. In a country like Afghanistan where a physical museum might be a target for terrorism, it becomes critical to devise a way for Afghan’s to access these documents in a setting that will not compromise the continued preservation of tangible and priceless artifacts. A virtual museum with digital documents and virtual artifacts is an innovative solution to Afghanistan’s unique situation.