The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia has received $52 million dollars to upgrade and expand the museum. Some of the money will fund the space needed to house the Reciprocal Research Network, reports the Globe and Mail. The RRN is “the world’s first Web-based system for the exchange of collections information among cultural institutions and communities all over the globe. The RNN is now being co-developed with the Musqueam Indian Band, Sto:lo Nation, and U’mista Cultural Society in Alert Bay.”
This is very exciting for anyone interested in BC anthropology. And, those interested in using the web for the sharing of museum resources and cultural information more generally should take note.