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Accession 13-234

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Website Records, 2013

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title: Website Records
Dates: 2013
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Collection: Accession 13-234
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

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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.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-234, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Website Records

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Electronic Records

Ghosts of a Chance website, crawled May 28, 2013

Electronic Records