Orinoco.org

The Orinoco website is an image-driven digital experience that tells the story of the ethnic groups of the Amazon, through strong, integrated visuals of the people, the landscape, and the material culture.

An opening sequence with a snippets of  text and evocative images creates a sense of place and context for the stories and artifacts within.

The beautiful objects in the collection, from arrows, baskets, necklaces, aprons and instruments to cooking utensils, blow guns and canoes, are positioned not as isolated art objects but as artifacts of the material culture of 12 distinct groups. Users can discover the objects within the context of an ethnic group’s story –  or can explore objects by type, such as body ornaments or weapons.

Powerful visual assets drive the storytelling, which is geared toward a general interest audience, with a primary focus on students in Latin America and around the world. The site is available in both English and Spanish.

Although the website is not exclusively an “exhibition” site, it was intended to support a new exhibition of the Coleccion Orinoco in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 2013

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