Smithsonian American Art Museum. Information Technology Office Search this
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Digital versatile discs
This accession consists of records that document activities related to revisions and additions to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's (SAAM) website, as well other
web projects, exhibition related content, podcasts, blogs, the SIguide Project, and alternate reality games. People documented in the collection include Michael Edson, Chief
and Nancy Proctor, Head, New Media Initiatives. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, usability testing records, meeting minutes, visitor surveys,
contracts, images, and video recordings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 10/5/2012 memorandum, Toda to Vaughters; Contact reference staff for details.
This accession consists of the website for Ghosts of a Chance, the first alternate reality game to be hosted by a museum. It was a collaboration between the
Smithsonian American Art Museum and CityMystery. The multimedia scavenger hunt required participants to decipher codes, follow treasure maps, send text messages, and uncover
hidden objects. The online game ran from July 18 through October 25, 2008 and a module version for museum visitors ran from October 2008 through October 2010. The website
was crawled on May 28, 2013. Materials are in electronic format.