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Interactive display, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

Interactive display, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

This young visitor, Reuben, uses an interactive display to find out more about photos of early Pākehā settlers at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin, in 2012. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries museums began to use more interactive digital technology. The aim was generally to make displays more entertaining in order to encourage learning and increase public involvement with exhibitions.

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Conal McCarthy, 'Museums - Museums in New Zealand culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43859/interactive-display-toitu-otago-settlers-museum (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Conal McCarthy, published 22 Oct 2014