Museums and technology: online collections & interpretation / Derry-Londonderry City of Culture (IMA Event)
About the event
Museums are increasingly preoccupied with accessibility to collections & new methods of engagement, resulting in the digitisation of materials in their care and the incorporation of ‘new’ technologies – such as social media, games, Apps and soundscapes – into their online presence strategies.
This seminar hosted by the Irish Museums Association will aim to discuss the potential & the challenges of digital engagement: how interactive design interventions mould our experience of the museum; the environmental influences on the virtual visitor; and how today’s technologies translate into our collections.
The Irish Museums Association welcomes registrations from museum and gallery professionals, students enrolled in third level institutions across Ireland and people interested in the museum sector.
meSch at the event
A selection of speakers have bee invited whose current practice explores intangible heritage, online collections and interpretation and the phenomenon of the ‘virtual’ museum.
Laura Maye, PhD student at the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick is invited to host a presentation on the current work of meSch; the presentation will be themed around bridging the gap between physical heritage and relevant available digital information.
More information about the event can be found here: http://www.irishmuseums.org/event/57
Material Encounters with digital Cultural Heritage