Diachronic Perspective and Interaction: New Directions for Innovation in Historical Museums

By Emanuela Marchetti and Andrea Valente.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Although researchers have proposed many engaging digital solutions to enhance museum learning practice, most museums prefer to stick to low-tech settings. Our study suggests that technologies are not broadly adopted because a clear vision, about their role within the troubled process of museum innovation, is missing.
Therefore, starting from the design of a new learning platform for museums, we propose a new scenario, so to show concretely how digital technologies, and their specific affordances, could contribute to museum innovation. This scenario is envisioned with respect to two main levels of discussion: a micro level dealing with everyday practice inside the museum, and a macro level regarding museums external relations, within the local community and society in general.

Keywords: Museums, Cultural Capital, Digital Technologies, Social Interaction

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp.131-143. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.207MB).

Emanuela Marchetti

Ph.D. Student, Institute for Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Esbjerg, Denmark, Denmark

Master in archaeology and IT product design. Marchetti has strong interest in investigating material culture and social interaction in context of learning and everyday practice. As a Ph.D. student at Aalborg University (Denmark), she is conducting a participatory-ethnographic study about museum innovation, material culture and learning.

Dr. Andrea Valente

Associate, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Esbjerg, Denmark, Denmark

After my PhD in computer science on formal languages and type systems, I transferred from Torino University Italy, to Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark. I work on e-learning and knowledge management. Recently I joined the Department of Architecture, Design and Media at Aalborg Esbjerg.


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