The Powerhouse Museum

Posted by Emily Chang on Tuesday, June 20th, 2006. Filed under: Uncategorized

A web2.0-inspired front end to a large and diverse collection of 62,000 object records (everything from steam engines to ceramics, robot dogs to ancient artefacts) using in-house technology that makes object recommendations. Visitors can also tag collection objects for themselves and other users. This folksonomy is being tested to learn how the general public and museum users might help classify objects for each other – without the rigid structures of traditional museological taxonomies.
URL: The Powerhouse Museum.