BoW Title: Digital Stories
Institution: Wellcome Collection
Designer: Wellcome Collection / Clearleft
URL: http://digitalstories.wellcomecollection.org/
Category: Digital Exhibition

Digital Stories are a new way of exploring archival collections. Led by narrative rather than exposition, they take the users on immersive and interactive journeys through curious histories. Their layered structure allows the user to dive as deep as they want into the subject, right down to fully-digitised books, while commissioned animations, infographics and soundtracks make for a richer experience.

Digital Stories were developed by Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Library together with digital agency Clearleft to create greater engagement with our digitised collections among non-researchers. The two stories created so far are built on a reusable HTML/javascript pattern library that can be deployed to create additional stories, creating sustainability without the inflexibility of a CMS.

For coverage see:

http://hyperallergic.com/183484/centuries-of-collecting-the-macabre-through-digital-storytelling/

http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2015/jan/23/museums-slower-digital-wellcome-collection-mindcraft