We are really excited to announce our new Channel featured in Historypin, the online user-generated archive of historical photos, videos, audio recordings and personal recollections. Historypin launched their site in 2011 and it has been rapidly growing with community members using the online and mobile tools to pin content and share stories using a really lovely interface with powerful features that showcase history in new ways. (insert the short video on the overview of what Historypin is here).
Geo-location technologies are really changing the way that we experience content such as photographic archives. We believe that searching for photographs based around a particular location can be a really powerful way of finding out information about an area and the stories that can be revealed along the way
Channels are a new feature for Historypin and are a great way to collate your collections and then embed the channel back into your own website. The public can search through specific archives and learn more about the collections through searching the map and experiencing tours created specifically to highlight certain aspects of collections.
The Powerhouse Museum has started a Channel and it features over 400 geo-located images that come from some of our specific photographic collections. These collections include the Tyrrell, Phillips, Clyde Engineering, Bob Lucas, Don Harkness and the Tom Lennon photography collections.
We will be loading more images over time and creating tours for you as well. We would love it if you created a Tour using our content and shared that back with us.
You can read more about our Channel on our blog.