Virtually Curating the ‘Greatest Generation’

the Virtual Curation Laboratory

by Bernard K. Means, Director, Virtual Curation Laboratory/Virtual Curation Museum

In honor of our nation’s veterans and active duty personnel, I wanted to highlight a couple of artifacts associated with the European and Pacific battlefronts of World War II.  Both artifacts come courtesy of high school history teacher James Triesler, who is a Research and Technology Teacher at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Virginia. The Virtual Curation Laboratory team has presented programs for his students that highlight the possibilities of virtual curation for preserving the past—and not just the distant past of our ancestors of long ago, but more recent events that still reverberate today. Our interactions with James Triesler and his students are mutually beneficial, helping us hone our educational and outreach efforts.

Clover Hill High School students look at printed plastic replicas of artifacts and animal bones. Clover Hill High School students look at printed plastic replicas of artifacts and animal bones.

Mr. Triesler also maintains a small museum largely devoted to…

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