WordPress plugin to add results from Europeana search for interesting things seen in museums etc to a blogpost
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Share-what-you-see

WordPress plugin to add results from Europeana search for interesting things seen in museums etc to a blogpost

'Share What You See' is a plugin designed to make a museum and gallery visit more personal, memorable and sociable. There's always that one object that made you laugh, reminded you of friends or family, or was just really striking. The plugin lets you search for the object in the Europeana collection (by title, and hopefully by venue or accession number), and instantly create a blog post about it (screenshot below) to share it with others.

Once you've found your object, the plugin automatically inserts an image of it, plus the title, description and venue name.

You can then add your own text and whatever other media you like. The plugin stores the originally retrieved information in custom fields so it's always there for reference if it's updated in the post. Once an image or other media item is added, you can use all the usual WordPress tools to edit it.

If you're in a gallery with wifi, you could create a post and share an object then and there, because WordPress is optimised for mobile devices. This help makes collection objects into 'social objects', embedding them in the lives of museum and gallery visitors. The plugin could also be used by teachers or community groups to elicit personal memories or creative stories before or after museum visits.