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LVM SecondLife

Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) in Second Life
Multi-user Virtual World Experiences



LVM in Second Life Avatar-based, 3D virtual world environment; LVM represented as a unique 5 island virtual ecosystem:


Smithsonian Latino Center Second Life Map Main Island:
Connects all islands; direct portal kiosks to Smithsonian collections


Music Island:
Music/oral histories; concerts


Art Island:
Smithsonian Latino art collections


Expeditions Island:
Pre-columbian Smithsonian collections, Olmec Legacy


LVG Island:
Casa Verde-Distance Learning Center; and Ancient Peoples Modern Migration installation (a partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian).


Click on links below for more information on setting up a SL avatar account.

HIGHLIGHTS to visit in LVM Second Life:

Latino Virtual Gallery Island: Explore Identity and language maintenance by Guatemalan-Maya in South East Florida communities: Ancient Peoples/Modern Migrations!

INTERACTIVE Explore science and math concepts in our LVM Eco Explores Adventure Quest beta game in the Expeditions island: Pick up your backpack at the campsite to initiate game play. Activities include: Artifact analyses; Archeological site excavations - Google Earth; material culture and Olmec Legacy collection; role-play.

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