TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - The Bata Shoe Museum is pleased to announce the
launch of Phase Two of allaboutshoes.ca, a digitization project aimed at
making the Museum's most exciting collections accessible to a global audience.
Complementing the initial seven online exhibits, this popular site now
features an additional four titles, including "The Perfect Pair: Wedding
Traditions from Around the World", "Tradition and Innovation: Northern
Athapaskan Footwear", "Our Boots: An Inuit Woman's Art" and "Chronicles of
Riches: Treasures from the Bata Shoe Museum".
Interactive technology and animation, as well as the ability to zoom in
and out, lets online visitors 'handle' and 'rotate' artefacts online. "No
matter where a visitor is around the world," says Emanuele Lepri, Director of
the Bata Shoe Museum, "having the ability to see our collection in as much
detail as those who visit the Museum in person, provides an important service
to our global friends."
Made possible with the financial support of the Department of Canadian
Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy, the exhibitions are
available in both official languages. In addition, "Our Boots: An Inuit
Woman's Art" has also been translated into Inuktitut, an official language in
Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
Approved by Curriculum Services Canada, a Pan-Canadian standards agency
for quality assurance in learning products and programs, an extensive
Teacher's Resources section accompanies each online exhibit and offers
teachers a variety of classroom activities and project ideas with which to
engage their students.
Visit www.allaboutshoes.ca and step into someone else's shoes to see the
world from a different perspective.
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