Interactive multimedia information for digital Anatomy Museum

Matina Kiourexidou
Nikos Antonopoulos
Eugenia Kiourexidou
Rigas Kotsakis
George Heliades
Spyros Polykalas
Konstantinos Natsis

Online technology advances and the reduction of their cost have facilitated their use by museums. Today, internet users visit museums’ websites around the world on regular basis. Website design helps to disseminate information and multimedia content from exhibitions and to attract visitors as well. The integrated communication strategy of the museums has changed due to digital museums development. The exhibits of anatomical museums present the complexity of human anatomy to medical students and to general public. Visiting of such museums could be difficult as the impact of their exhibits on visitors could lead to various reactions. These museums offer medical knowledge employing anatomical maps, bones, cadavers and various items explaining the history of anatomy and medicine. The aim of this research is to create and present a digital multimedia museum of Anatomy, located at the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The results of this study focus on the development of a digital museum for citizens, that offers an integrated, open access experience for all. The research contributes to the construction of anatomical museums’ digital presence using online new technologies and multimedia content.

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