Subject: Virtual museum
Course: Virtual museum
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 quarter
Status: elective course
Method of teaching: 1 lecture hour and 1 hour of seminar
Prerequisite: -
Assessment: written report

Course description:
Introductory themes include analyze of concepts of virtual reality, the virtual museum in different media and concepts of connectivity and interactivity. Concepts of originality in the real museum institution and originality in the virtual reality will be discussed and compared. Typology of virtual museums, economic cost-effectiveness of creating and maintenance of virtual museum and virtual museums visitors studies will be considered.

Course objectives:
Acquire knowledge about typology and basic concepts of the virtual museums, and evaluation and critical judgment of virtual museums.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Vujić, Žarka. Istraživanje prezentiranja etnografskih muzeja na webu // Etnološka istraživanja 7 (2001) 79-101.
2. Wired Museum. Washington : American Association of Museums, 2001

Additional reading list:
1. Vujić, Žarka; Zlodi, Goran. The Virtual Museum in the School Library. // BOBCATSS"99 Proceedings: Learning Society - Learning Organisation - Lifelong Learning / (ur.). Darmstadt; Stuttgart : Fachhochschule Darmstadt; Fachhoschschule Stuttgart, 1999. 496-503.
2. Zlodi, Goran. Muzejska komunikacija u novom okruženju : web-stranica Etnografske zbirke Samoborskog muzeja // Etnološka istraživanja 7 (2001) 103-109.