The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites

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.

With a strong focus on digital design practice, the volume captures the vital discourse between curators, exhibition designers, historians, heritage practitioners, technologists and interaction designers from around the world. Contributors interrogate how their projects are extending the traditional reach and engagement of institutions through digital designs that reconfigure the interplay between collections, public knowledge and civic society.

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Bringing together the experiences of some of today’s most innovative cultural institutions and thinkers, the Handbook provides refreshingly new ideas and directions for the exciting digital challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. As such, it should be essential reading for academics, students, designers and professionals interested in the production of culture in the post-digital age. The handbook was edited by the following academics:

Hannah Lewi is a Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. She has broad research interests in architecture history, heritage, conservation and new media.

Wally Smith is an Associate Professor in Human–Computer Interaction in the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne. His research investigates the design and use of new digital technologies and their broader social foundations and implications.

Dirk vom Lehn is Reader in Organisational Sociology at the King’s Business School, King’s College London, and member of the Work, Interaction and Technology Research Group (WIT). His research analyses peoples means of exploration, response to, and comprehension of exhibits and exhibition design.

Steven Cooke is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Heritage and course director for the Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies Programme, and Associate Head of School, International and Partnerships at Deakin University, Melbourne. He is a cultural and historical geographer with interests in heritage, memory and identity.

The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites can be purchased online via Routledge.

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The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites

Project Team

Prof Hannah Lewi (University of Melbourne)
Ass Prof Wally Smith (University of Melbourne)
Dirk vom Lehn (King's College, London)
Steven Cooke (Deakin University)