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Critically engages with the intersection between museums and online platforms
Examines how curatorial alliances impinge on our understanding of history, museum authority and collections online
Develops understanding of how global mediation changes conditions for circulation of museum digitisations and knowledge
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Table of contents (6 chapters)
About this book
This open access book explores the multiple forms of curatorial agencies that develop when museum collection digitisations, narratives and new research findings circulate online. Focusing on Viking Age objects, it tracks the effects of antagonistic debates on discussion forums and the consequences of search engines, personalisation, and machine learning on American-based online platforms. Furthermore, it considers eco-systemic processes comprising computation, rare-earth minerals, electrical currents and data centres and cables as novel forms of curatorial actions. Thus, it explores curatorial agency as social constructivist, semiotic, algorithmic, and material. This book is of interest to scholars and students in the fields of museum studies, cultural heritage and media studies. It also appeals to museum practitioners concerned with curatorial innovation at the intersection of humanist interpretations and new materialist and more-than-human frameworks.
- Digital Heritage
- Curatorial Agency
- Global Media Platforms
- Media Ecology
- Open Access
Authors and Affiliations
Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden
Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
Fiona R. Cameron
The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada
About the authors
Bodil Axelsson is Professor of Cultural Heritage at Linköping University, Sweden. She researches across the fields of critical heritage studies, digital media and museology, and has led and coordinated a series of research projects within these fields.
Fiona R. Cameron is Associate Professor, Principal Research Fellow, Contemporary Museologies at the Institue for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia.
Katherine Hauptman is Director at the Swedish History Museum and holds a Ph.D. in Archeology. She has a wide portfolio of experience in museum studies, education, governmental assignments and exhibition production. Hauptman has published books on Nordic and public archeology, heritage studies including gender perspectives, the uses of history and inclusive museums.
Sheenagh Pietrobruno is Associate Professor of Social Communication at Saint Paul University/University of Ottawa, Canada. She has held fellowships in England, Canada, Sweden and Austria in media, performance, and heritage research. European Commission (2019) and G20 Italian Presidency (2021) invitations to present her pioneering work in digital (intangible) heritage have impacted policy.
Book Title: Museum Digitisations and Emerging Curatorial Agencies Online
Book Subtitle: Vikings in the Digital Age
Authors: Bodil Axelsson, Fiona R. Cameron, Katherine Hauptman, Sheenagh Pietrobruno
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-80645-3Published: 29 March 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-80648-4Published: 29 March 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-80646-0Published: 28 March 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XV, 138
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour