Museums and New Technologies

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MCR802 Museums and New Technologies

Professor: Kali TZORTZI

Having as its starting point a brief historical overview of the introduction of new technologies in museums, and as theoretical background an analysis of changes in the definition of the museum and cultural heritage, of the relation of the virtual and the real, and of the aura of the authentic object in the age of digital reproduction, the course aims to introduce students to the close link between new technologies and key museum functions. It examines the concept of the museum as a place of learning and contemporary educational theories to analyze the educational possibilities of new technologies.  It explores the wide range of their application in the field of museums, focusing on their role as communication media, as interpretative tools, as educational applications, and as museum exhibits themselves. It also discusses the impact of new technologies in the physical space of the museum and the web. In the framework of the course, we analyze case studies of applications from Greek and foreign museums, we explain key design themes in conjunction with specific aims and uses, and we discuss issues of evaluation.


  1. Βιβλίο [12671]: Η τεχνολογία στην υπηρεσία της πολιτισμικής κληρονομιάς, Α. Μπούνια, Ν. Νικονάνου, Μ. Οικονόμου Λεπτομέρειες
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