The future of the past: digital media in Holocaust museums

Brown, Adam and Waterhouse-Watson, Deb 2014, The future of the past: digital media in Holocaust museums, Holocaust studies, vol. 20, no. 3, Winter, pp. 1-32, doi: 10.1080/17504902.2014.11435374.

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Title The future of the past: digital media in Holocaust museums
Author(s) Brown, AdamORCID iD for Brown, Adam
Waterhouse-Watson, Deb
Journal name Holocaust studies
Volume number 20
Issue number 3
Season Winter
Start page 1
End page 32
Total pages 32
Publisher Vallentine Mitchell
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1750-4902
Keyword(s) Holocaust film
Summary This essay critically examines the implications of digital media for the remembrance of the Holocaust in contemporary museum spaces, a development that has seen fundamental shifts in thinking around agency, education and entertainment. Expanding existing discussions of this issue into the Australian context, the essay takes as its central case study the design and integration of interactive StoryPod screen media in Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre. Addressing both the limitations and potentialities of interactive digital technologies for facilitating visitor-viewers’ engagement with survivor stories, the analysis highlights that digital media can be used to complement and enhance – rather than replace – traditional artefact and photographic displays, and will play an integral role in the Holocaust museums of the future.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17504902.2014.11435374
Field of Research 190201 Cinema Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Vallentine Mitchell
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