Museums and the Web 2005
Best of the Web:
Categories: Innovative
Best of the Web Trophy
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Recognizing achievement in heritage Web site design, a committee of museum professionals selects the Best of the Web each year.

Best Innovative or Experimental Application

Eternal Egypt
Nominated by: John Tolva, IBM
Institutions: Egyptian Government: The Supreme Council of Antiquities and Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage, and IBM Corporation

Judges' Comments

Very well-thought out design provides a net in which to explore Egypt. The connections map is my favorite part of the site in that it connects artifacts, places, people; once you click on one of those, the navigation structure is replicated to identify where the object fits in context.

An arresting site. Visually appealing and quite innovative. Good execution of multiple pathways towards making discoveries about Egypt, including multiple languages and collaboration with like-minded institutions. Text -to-speech feature lends itself nicely to those with visual restrictions, and for ESL candidates, but computerized voice effect can become monotonous ...

I enjoyed the Virtual Environments and the comparisons of different time periods for the location. The map feature for these is a nice addition.


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