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MH-00-17-0012-17

Broward Public Library Foundation, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$24,337.00
City: 
Fort Lauderdale
State: 
FL
Recipient Type: 
museum
Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Program Categories: 

In honor of its 15th year anniversary celebration, the Broward Public Library Foundation/African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) will install a Harlem Renaissance Exhibit that will feature three distinct virtual reality experiences as well as murals, artifacts, and other related materials. The project will also include the creation of a virtual reality traveling exhibit that will be displayed in five different museums within the state of Florida. The goal of the project is to combine digital humanities and technology innovation to educate, inform and excite visitors. The exhibition is based on "Virtual Harlem," an established digital humanities project by Bryan Carter, an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona, who specializes in African American literature of the 20th Century with a primary focus on the Harlem Renaissance and digital culture.