Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

Digital pathways in community museums

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DOI

Open Access permissions

Open

Author(s)

Catherine Anne Cassidy, Adeola Ezekiel Fabola, Alan Miller, Karin Weil, Simón Urbina, Mario Antas, Allisandra Cummins

School/Research organisations

Abstract

In this article, we investigate the positive impact recent developments in digital technologies have on the relations between museums, their collections and the communities they serve. Our work indicates that sustainable benefit is produced with the use of existing digital literacies and infrastructures. We have analysed and evaluated the potential of emergent 3D and spherical technologies on the relationships between community and museum, participation in the formation of heritage, the ‘visit’ to the museum, and connection with remote audiences. The evaluation arises from our long term experience in working with community museums and through a series of workshops developed for the project entitled ‘Museums and Community: Concepts, experiences, and sustainability in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean’ (‐‐).

Firstly, we contextualise the work presented by examining community museums, trends in emergent technologies and the advancements in digital heritage. Secondly, we analyse the methodologies used to design and execute the elements of the workshops, along with assess case studies to demonstrate distinctive experiences and outcomes particular to each workshop. We also describe how we constructed and implemented a novel design for a cost effective Virtual Museum Infrastructure (), which makes it simpler for communities to create a virtual museum and connect it with global museum networks. Our aim is to communicate our findings in relation to methodologies, workflows and technologies that will be of value in understanding how to overcome the challenges emergent technologies present but yet have the potential to strengthen both community and museum.
Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-139
JournalMuseum International
Volume70
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2018

    Research areas

  • Photogrammetry, Spherical media, Virtual Museum, Community Museum, Digital Heritage

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. Time travel as a visitor experience: a virtual reality exhibit template for historical exploration

    Cassidy, C. A., Fabola, A. E., Oliver, I. A. & Miller, A. H. D., 2019, Immersive Learning Research Network: 5th International Conference, iLRN 2019, London, UK, June 23–27, 2019, Proceedings. Beck, D., Peña-Rios, A., Ogle, T., Economou, D., Mentzelopoulos, M., Morgado, L., Eckhardt, C., Pirker, J., Koitz-Hristov, R., Richter, J., Gütl, C. & Gardner, M. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 103-116 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 1044).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. The making and evaluation of Picts and Pixels: mixed exhibiting in the real and the unreal

    Cassidy, C. A., Fabola, A. E., Rhodes, E. G. S. & Miller, A. H. D., 2018, Immersive Learning Research Network: 4th International Conference, iLRN 2018, Missoula, MT, USA, June 24-29, 2018, Proceedings. Beck, D., Allison, C., Morgado, L., Pirker, J., Peña-Rios, A., Ogle, T., Richter, J. & Gütl, C. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 97-112 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 840).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  3. A digital museum infrastructure for preserving community collections from climate change

    Cassidy, C. A., Fabola, A. E., Miller, A. H. D. & Oliver, I. A., 1 Jul 2017, iLRN 2017 Coimbra: Workshop, Long and Short Paper, and Poster Proceedings from the Third Immersive Learning Research Network Conference. Beck, D., Allison, C., Morgado, L., Pirker, J., Khosmood, F., Richter, J. & Gütl, C. (eds.). Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, p. 170-177

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  4. A virtual museum installation for virtual time travel

    Fabola, A. E., Kennedy, S. E., Miller, A. H. D., Oliver, I. A., McCaffery, J. P., Cassidy, C. A., Clemens, J. & Vermehren, A., 7 Jun 2017, Immersive Learning Research Network: Third International Conference, iLRN 2017, Coimbra, Portugal, June 26–29, 2017. Proceedings. Beck, D., Allison, C., Morgado, L., Pirker, J., Khosmood, F., Richter, J. & Gütl, C. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 255-270 14 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS); vol. 725).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  5. Viewing the past: virtual time binoculars and the Edinburgh 1544 reconstruction

    Rhodes, E., Miller, A. H. D., Davies, C., Oliver, I. & Kennedy, S., 2019, Immersive Learning Research Network: 5th International Conference, iLRN 2019, London, UK, June 23–27, 2019, Proceedings. Beck, D., Peña-Rios, A., Ogle, T., Economou, D., Mentzelopoulos, M., Morgado, L., Eckhardt, C., Pirker, J., Koitz-Hristov, R., Richter, J., Gütl, C. & Gardner, M. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 117-128 (Communications in Computer and Information Science ; vol. 1044).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Related by journal

  1. Museum International (Journal)

    Ann Veronica Gunn (Reviewer)
    2015

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

ID: 252059944