Crow 360

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  • Title: Crow 360: Including Rural Schools in the Museum Experience
  • Author(s): Carolyn Armbruster, Anne Kindseth, Brittany Taylor
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Inclusive Museum
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
  • Keywords: Artful Thinking, Visible Thinking, Critical Thinking, Digitization, Inclusion, Outreach, Rural, Technology, Virtual Museum
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 1835-2014 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1835-2022 (Online)
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  • Citation: Armbruster, Carolyn , Anne Kindseth, and Brittany Taylor. 2018. "Crow 360: Including Rural Schools in the Museum Experience." The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum 11 (2): 1-10. doi:10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v11i02/1-10.
  • Extent: 10 pages


This article explores a program designed by educators at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, an art museum in Dallas, Texas. The outreach program uses 360-degree technology to bring a virtual museum experience into rural classrooms located more than an hour drive from the museum, a distance that in many cases precludes a school field trip. First, the article details why the educators chose to pilot this outreach program for middle schoolers. Next, it takes the readers through the pedagogical and technological program design, including adjustments made to the plan when the technology did not work as anticipated. Then, the article tells the story of how the pilot program was implemented. Finally, it provides those interested in piloting similar programs with tips based on lessons learned throughout the process.