As its name suggests in Martu Wangka, Mira literally ‘brings the hidden into the light’ by creating public and community access to a remarkable collection of oral histories, images, videos and cultural content.
Mira has been developed as a groundbreaking collaboration between FORM and the Center for Digital Archaeology at UC Berkeley, leveraging the Mukurtu CMS community archive platform. MIRA represents one of the biggest and most accessible digital archiving project of Indigenous cultural content in the world.
To create a custom archive, engaging communities and publics through sharing parameters that guardian culturally sensitive stories and share heritage items. The archive was to contain the entirety of assets created from FORM’s 7 year project in Western Australia: Ngurra Kuju Walyja — One Country One People — The Canning Stock Route Project.
We implemented Mukurtu.net Services such as zero configuration, custom theming, content kickstart, and archival media trainings. Future plans for the project include: archival backup on the iVEC Supercomputer in Australia, and complete ownership of the content and stories back in the hands of Canning Stock Route’s Art Centres.
Just like the old people, we are dreaming. We have a new dream with technology. We’re using the newest technology with the oldest culture.Curtis Taylor