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The Routledge international handbook of new digital practices in galleries, libraries, archives, museums and heritage sites

posted on 01.01.2020, 00:00 authored by Hannah Lewi, Wally Smith, Dirk vom Lehn, Steven CookeSteven Cooke
The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites presents a fascinating picture of the ways in which today's cultural institutions are undergoing a transformation through innovative applications of digital technology.

Including both long chapters and shorter case studies, this volume brings to life the vital discourse between academia and new practice in these rapidly evolving fields, whilst also juxtaposing a range of accessible theoretical frameworks with cutting-edge design and practice. Contributors to the volume interrogate how their projects are extending the traditional reach and engagement of institutions through virtual and digital practices that forge transformative connections and new hybrid porosities between collections, knowledge and civic societies and spaces. As a result, the chapters present refreshingly new ideas on the production of culture in the post-digital age, while also considering how the design and deployment of digital media is transforming the way we engage with culture, its producers and its custodians.

Bringing together the experience of some of today's most innovative cultural institutions and thinkers, the Handbook provides insights into the exciting challenges and opportunities now facing the cultural sector. As such, it should be essential reading for academics, students and professionals working the fields of museum studies and curatorship, libraries and archives, heritage, digital humanities, digital art and creativity, architecture, human-computer interaction and cultural studies.



Routledge international handbooks



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Abingdon, Eng.





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A7 Edited book


H Lewi, W Smith, D vom Lehn, S Cooke

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