A one-day workshop organised by the Centre for Museology at
The event is part of a postdoctoral research project that
explores the specific usefulness of ICT for museums and galleries. The project
includes a qualitative investigation of the incorporation of ICT in the exhibition
design, with particular reference to museums and galleries in
Ross Parry, Programme Director, Department of Museum Studies,
Lluís Campins, Curator of the Museum-Monastery
of Sant Cugat del Vallès (
Pauline Webb, Collections Manager,
Mathias Fuchs, Programme Leader,
Julian Tomlin, Consultant.
Conference Room, The
The framework of the debate will be the paper “Space and the
The emerging questions are the following: has the integration phase been realised? What are the factors influencing this process? How might it be done in the future? What are the major problems to overcome? Is the fast evolution of technology an advantage or an inconvenience for museums?
Given this context, the discussion will aim to address five main questions:
Why… do we need ICT? What is the motivation (learning, communication, social and political pressures) behind their uses in museums and galleries?
What… does integration mean and which resources have been and should be involved?
When… have ICT been or should be integrated (in which stage of exhibition development)?
How… have ICT been or should be integrated? Is there any difference depending on the knowledge domain, the presence of objects, the target audience or the expected outcomes?
Who… should be involved in the process (museum staff, external companies)?
10.20-10.40: Ross Parry, “From 'interaction and engagement' to 'belief and delight': the rise (and disappearance) of in-gallery computing”.
10.50-11.10: Laia Pujol, “Evaluating ICT in exhibitions”.
11.20-11.40: Lluís Campins, “Interactive
and audiovisual modules at the
We will discuss about the why, what and when of the integration of ICT in exhibitions.
14.00-14.20: Pauline Webb, “Horses for Courses: Tailoring ICT to the Gallery Context”.
14.30-14.50: Mathias Fuchs, “Expositur - a Virtual Knowledge Space commissioned by 10 Viennese Museums”.
15.00-15.20: Julian Tomlin, “Piloting Mobile Phone Technologies in museums”.
We will discuss about the how and who of the integration of ICT in exhibitions.
Lunch and coffee or tea will be served during breaks.
Please confirm attendance to Laia Pujol Tost at:
Kostas Arvanitis, Lecturer
in Museology, Centre for Museology,
Pete Brown, Head of Learning
& Interpretation, The
Lluís Campins, Curator,
the Museum-Monastery of Sant
Stephen Devine, New Media
Mathias Fuchs, Programme
Leader MA Creative Technology and MSc Creative Games,
Areti Galani, Lecturer
in Museum and Heritage Studies, International Centre for Cultural & Heritage
Julian Hartley, Centre for
Penelope Harvey, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of
Hannah Knox, Centre for
Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC),
of Museum Studies,
Helen Rees Leahy, Centre for
Stuart Smith, Mimas,
Sam Sportun, Head of Conservation,
Julian Tomlin, Consultant.
Pauline Webb, Collections
Mark Westgarth, Lecturer
in Museum and Heritage Studies,
Andrew Wilson, Director, Blink Media.