Evaluating Practical Functions of Available Web-Based Virtual Museums Using Qualitative Comparative Method

By Moien Rostamian and Mandana Barkeshli.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Published online: November 20, 2015 $US5.00

By the extension of digital networks and the rise of personal computers, advantages of information technology has been noticed by major cultural organizations such as museums. As the result, different versions of online virtual museums have been created so far with various approaches and technologies. In addition to having a short review on literature and the history of web-based virtual museum development, this paper evaluates the practical functions of available web-based virtual museum development approaches using the qualitative comparative method regarding general aims, functions, and concepts in the definition of a museum defined by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Considering the findings of this study, it is possible to increase effectiveness and efficiency of virtual museums.

Keywords: Web-based, Virtual Museum, Online Museum, Cultural Portals, Democratizing Art, Culture, Technology, Media

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2015, pp.15-21. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: November 20, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 592.343KB)).

Moien Rostamian

Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Mandana Barkeshli

Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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