About DigitaltMuseum

Museums contain extensive and exciting collections. Traditionally, only selected objects from these collections have been displayed as part of exhibitions and in books. This means that there are large parts of museums’ collections that have seldom – or never – been made available for viewing by an interested public.

The objective of DigitaltMuseum is that museums’ collections should be made available to anybody who is interested, regardless of time or place. It is hoped that it will now be easier for these collections to be used for image searching, in-depth research, studies, education and for the mutual development of knowledge.
DigitaltMuseum is available for Norway and Sweden:

digitaltmuseum.no
digitaltmuseum.se
digitaltmuseum.org

Contents

All of the objects and associated information published at DigitaltMuseum have, in the majority of cases, been obtained from the Primus collection management system. Some of the collections have been published from alternative systems. The selection of objects that are to be published online is determined by each individual institution. The institution is responsible for ensuring that the publication online occurs in accordance with prevailing legislation concerning copyright and personal data.

Objects are presented at DigitaltMuseum with accompanying information, including the object’s description, history, name, type, classification and references in accordance with accepted cataloguing traditions. The objects have been registered according to different traditions, at different times, by different institutions and by different people, which means that variations may occur in the information recorded, even when describing objects of a similar type. It is also possible that each individual institution may possess additional information about an object that has not yet been registered digitally in the database.

If you should have any additional information about any picture or object, we hope that you will make use of the ‘Comments’ function and share your knowledge. In this way, the information held about the object will be improved and developed for the benefit of everybody.

If you should find any information about yourself that you do not wish to be published on the internet, we would be grateful if you would contact the museum via the ‘Comments’ function on the page that includes the information you would like removed.

Accessibility

In as far as is possible, DigitaltMuseum has been adapted to visually impaired readers in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG v1.0) as described in WAI Quick Tips. We separate design and form from the content by using styles (CSS) and structures (HTML).

You can change the size of the text displayed by altering the settings in your web browser. In most cases, you can also do this by using keyboard shortcuts:

  • Smaller: CTRL –
  • Larger: CTRL +
  • Reset: CTRL 0

Development

DigitaltMuseum is developed by KulturIT with financing from Arts Council Norway. The platform is under constant development and new features are continuously being added. KulturIT is always interested in receiving feedback from users. Your involvement and comments will enable DigitaltMuseum to become better and better.

Please send your comments regarding usage, interface and functions to: support@kulturit.no

Contact

DigitaltMuseum contains objects and information from many different collections belonging to museums, associations and archive institutions. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the respective institution by using the ‘Comments’ function on the object’s page – this will ensure that your comments reach the correct person.

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If you have any technical questions, please send them to KulturIT: support@kulturit.no