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El Paso’s ‘Digie’ Honored Once Again

The El Paso Museum of History received the 2016 MUSE Gold Award for Multimedia Installations from the American Alliance of Museums Media and Technology Professional Network for DIGIE, the nation’s only digital wall that is housed at the Museum of History.

“Our digital wall created a new way for museum visitors to interact with El Paso’s History and actively participate in capturing the stories and images that add depth and detail to our history,” said Tracey Jerome, Director of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. “This recognition demonstrates how El Paso is leading the way in using technology to encourage people to directly engage with our museums.”

MUSE awards recognize outstanding achievement in Galleries, Libraries, Archives or Museums (GLAM) media. The international Alliance Media & Technology Professional Network’s annual awards are presented to institutions or independent producers who use digital media to enhance the GLAM experience and engage audiences.

The MUSE awards celebrate scholarship, community, innovation, creativity, education and inclusiveness. DIGIE competed against museums in Australia and the Netherlands for this honor.

In 2015, DIGIE won the Technology Exhibit award from the Mountain Plains Museum Association and the silver award for interactive applications in the New Zealand Best Design Awards sponsored by the Designers Institute of New Zealand.

Since the grand opening on Valentine’s Day 2015, DIGIE has received more than 19 million screen touches and increased its collection to more than 10,000 photographs and videos.

The museum staff encourages the El Paso’s community and surrounding regions to share their story at the wall by uploading their files to www.digie.org. The website works as social media, is user friendly, and easy to navigate.

People can also bring photos to the museum to be scanned by staff. For more information on how to share your files on the DIGIE, call (915) 351-3588.

The El Paso Museum of History is located at 510 N. Santa Fe St.

Digie to Feature Copenhagen, Cairo, as part of International Museum Day

International Museum Day will bring the world to El Paso when the nation’s only Digital Wall will display the cultural landscapes of Copenhagen and Cairo from May 18 through May 22.

“El Paso has a unique opportunity to share our history with the world through our Digital Wall. By hosting Copenhagen and Cairo, our residents can visit the world without leaving their backyard,” said Ben Fyffe, Interim Director of the El Paso Museum of History.

Every year on May 18, the International Council of Museums hosts events at more than 35,000 museums in more than 145 countries to celebrate museums as an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.

Each participating city will host the digital wall of the others, allowing each to explore the vastly different cultural landscapes. The guest walls will each occupy their own touch screen segment of the host wall, so that visitors can interact with each of the three city walls.

Public Invited to Celebrate Digital Wall’s One-Year Anniversary

The El Paso Museum of History invites the community to celebrate the one-year anniversary of El Paso’s Digital Wall with a family picnic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, at Cleveland Square.

There will be live performances from Tonatiuh folklorico dancers, Kids-N-Co, Abe Mac Country Band, Contratiempo Latin Music and others. There will also be arts and crafts and child activities. Visitors are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy at the park.

As part of the celebration, the museum will offer free family programming and cake and ice cream inside the museum. In addition, the Digital Wall in Copenhagen, Denmark will have El Paso’s streetscape for 24 hours on Saturday, and one of the Digital Wall panels in El Paso will show Copenhagen’s streetscape as well.

“When the community approved Quality of Life Bond funds to bring the digital wall to El Paso, we knew this would provide a new and innovative way to interact with El Paso’s History,” said Assistant Director of Museum and Cultural Affairs and Interim Director of the El Paso Museum of History Ben Fyffe.

As the first anniversary approaches, the museum is working to reach 10,000 images on the Digital Wall. To upload photos, visit www.digie.org to create an account. Once the account is created, be sure to use keywords to make it easier to search the photos.

For more information or to see the event program call the El Paso Museum of History at (915) 212-3162 or click HERE

Effective Sunday, February 14, the Digital Wall will change its operating hours to the following:

Sunday – noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday – Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday – extended hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Monday – Closed

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