Acquiring Metadata to Support Biographies of Museum Artefacts

  • Can ZhaoEmail author
  • Michael B. Twidale
  • David M. Nichols
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11279)


Museum collections are primarily experienced in physical museums. Metadata and linked data have the potential to support new models of interaction with heritage objects outside museums. Object biographies are a conceptual lens through which to view object metadata. We explore the concept of object biography through an interview-based study of selected artefacts from local New Zealand museums. We discuss how the nature of this metadata can support new object-centric interaction in the wider environment.


Metadata Museum Object biography 



We would like to thank the participants, notably those from local heritage institutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Information SciencesUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA

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