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Emerging Technologies and Museums
Mediating Difficult Heritage
Edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Alexandra Bounia, and Antigone Heraclidou
274 pages, 30 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-374-9 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (January 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-375-6 eBook Not Yet Published
How can emerging technologies display, reveal and negotiate difficult, dissonant, negative or undesirable heritage? Emerging technologies in museums have the potential to reveal unheard or silenced stories, challenge preconceptions, encourage emotional responses, introduce the unexpected, and overall provide alternative experiences. By examining varied theoretical approaches and case studies, authors demonstrate how “awkward”, contested, and rarely discussed subjects and stories are treated – or can be potentially treated - in a museum setting with the use of the latest technology.
Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert is Associate Professor at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology and the coordinator of its Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab. Since 2018, she is also the Museum Lab group leader at RISE (Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies).
Alexandra Bounia is Professor of Museology at the University of the Aegean in Greece. Her research interests focus on the history, theory and management of collections and museums, museum ethics, museum sustainability, the role of museums in dealing with difficult and political issues.
Antigone Heraclidou is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Museum Lab of RISE (Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies). Her research interests include Cyprus’ colonial history, decolonisation, education and cultural heritage.
Subject: Museum Studies Heritage Studies Media Studies
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