Proving History

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Proving History

In 1994, Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was referring to the significant role of "storytelling", while a few years later he pointed out the need to marry technology with the humanities, emphasizing that contemporary software must project a communicational momentum. In this "marriage" the narrative develops having time as the main axis, while the digital arrangements are perceived as "images". The challenge here lies when it comes to pairing “narrative" with the "exhibition/display".

The recent collaboration of PostScriptum with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and in particular with the Directorate of Archaeological Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programs was a unique opportunity for us. There was a fertile ground for creating a canvas where our expertise in digital culture, history and its cultural objects and the challenge of organizing an interactive storytelling around them would live together. A key parameter was to respect the principles of museum narratives in order to support visitor engagement, the internet user in our case.

The modular digital exhibition "proving history" was implemented in the context of the Ministry of Culture and Sports celebrating the anniversary of the 2,500 years since the battles of the Greeks at Thermopylae and Salamis.

The journey into history or stories begins here highlighting the correlations among sources, historians, museum exhibits and supervisory material (texts, photographs, animation, audiovisual material) encouraging multiple visits and readings, providing a digital space where a plethora of collaborating Museums and contributors meet, demonstrating the importance of extroversion and openness, while the pandemic crisis brought in the forefront the importance of hyper local characteristics of the digital experience which today seems more relevant than ever.

Proving History
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