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      Dulwich OnView: an art museum-based virtual community generated by the local community

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      5 - 7 July 2010

      Virtual community, Art gallery, Social networking, Blogging, Web design

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          Dulwich OnView (DOV) is a museum blog magazine run by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery (DPG) for the surrounding community in south London. It includes articles concerning both the gallery and the local community, helping to promote DPG in the process, in a fast-moving informal way that complements the official DPG website. For example, a competition for online artworks has been undertaken using DOV in association with a temporary exhibition of works by the 20 th century British artist Paul Nash. This paper provides an overview of the progress of the blog, since its launch in January 2008, including statistical information. A redesign of the DOV blog has been undertaken in 2010, aimed at a better structuring of the increasing number of articles into categories and the integration between the more formal and static DPG website and the more informal and dynamic DOV website, with suitable interconnecting links. As part of the redesign process for the DOV website a usability review was conducted. DOV has also been part of a wider study, investigating a number of varied museum-based virtual communities in an art education context using the social science Community of Practice (CoP) framework.

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              July 2010
              July 2010
              : 79-86
              Dulwich Picture Gallery

              Gallery Road

              London SE21 7AD

              United Kingdom
              Museophile Limited

              Oak Barn, Sonning Eye

              Reading RG4 6TN

              United Kingdom
              National Taiwan Normal University

              No. 19, Da-Tong West Road

              Taoyuan City

              Taiwan, R.O.C.
              London South Bank Univ.

              Faculty of Business

              Borough Road

              London SE1 0AA, UK
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              5 - 7 July 2010
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