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The Digital Future of Museums: Conversations and Provocations

The Digital Future of Museums: Conversations and Provocations (Paperback)

By Winesmith, Keir
By Anderson, Suse

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What does a museum do, and who is a museum for, in these times of historically low public trust in institutions and uncertainty precipitated by rapidly evolving technological, political, economic, and social contexts? Providing an examination of the complex interplay between the ...museum, digital technologies, and the dynamic external pressures shaping and transforming the institutional context, The Digital Future of Museums argues that museums today can neither ignore the importance of digital technologies when engaging their communities, nor fail to address the broader social, economic, and cultural changes that shape their digital offerings. Drawing on moderated conversations with well-respected and influential museum practitioners, thinkers and experts in related fields around the globe, this book explores the role of digital technology in contemporary museum practice within Europe, the USA, Australasia and Asia. With conversations organised around three key themes, this book will present a mix of ideas, practices,a strategies and reflections upon successful, and failed, projects and approaches grounded in cutting-edge contemporary practice that will help prepare today's museums for tomorrow. Culminating in a set of competing possible visions for the future of the museum sector and accompanied by videos and a podcast series, The Digital Future of Museums should be essential reading for museum studies students and those who teach or write about the museum sector. It should also be of great interest to those who work in, for, and with museums, as well as practitioners working in galleries, archives and libraries.
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ISBN 9781138589544
Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781138589544
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 31 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Winesmith, Keir
By Anderson, Suse
Category Museums & Museology
Social Institutions
Internet
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 069
Weight 481g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Museums - Social aspects, Digital media, Cultural property - Digitization, Virtual museums, Museums - Information technology
NBS Text Library & Information Science
ONIX Text College/higher education

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