Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 13-234
Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Dates:
2013
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the website for "Ghosts of a Chance," the first alternate reality game to be hosted by a museum. It was a collaboration between the Smithsonian American Art Museum and CityMystery. The multimedia scavenger hunt required participants to decipher codes, follow treasure maps, send text messages, and uncover hidden objects. The online game ran from July 18 through October 25, 2008 and a module version for museum visitors ran from October 2008 through October 2010. The website was crawled on May 28, 2013. Materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-234, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Website Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
CityMystery (Firm) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ghosts of a Chance (Website) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ghosts of a Chance (Game) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Web sites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Public relations. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alternate reality games Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electronic records Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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