Interactive kiosks at The Autry National Center enhance their exhibit, Art of Native American Basketry, with an experience that draws connections across cultures via the unique craft of basket weaving.
The Autry National Center’s Southwest Museum of the American Indian has one of the largest collections of Native American baskets in the world. As part of their Art of Native American Basketry exhibit, Second Story created two interactive kiosks that allow visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the exhibition and further discover related artifacts that are part of the museum’s larger collection.
The interactive kiosks display a colorful array of Native American baskets. Individual records contextualize the basket by date, location, culture, and usage. Visitors can enlarge or rotate the basket images to gain a more comprehensive perspective. Supplemental videos and photos show how certain basket materials are gathered and how some baskets are created. In addition to the rich information about each object, visitors can find similar baskets in the larger collection when filtering by Design Motif, Materials Used, Region, Usage, or Technique. To manage the content within these kiosks, Second Story also developed an easy-to-use, lightweight content management tool that allows Autry to add, edit, or delete baskets and supplemental material from the kiosks.
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Autry National Center