Museums In A Digital Culture: How Art And Heritage Became Meaningful

Museums In A Digital Culture: How Art And Heritage Became Meaningful

Museums in a Digital Culture: How Art and Heritage Became Meaningful

The experience of engaging with art and history has been utterly transformed by information and communications technology in recent decades. We now have virtual, mediated access to countless heritage collections and assemblages of artworks, which we intuitively browse and navigate in a way that wasn’t possible until very recently. This collection of essays takes up the question of the cultural meaning of the information and communications technology that makes these new engagements possible, asking questions like: How should we theorize the sensory experience of art and heritage? What does information technology mean for the authority and ownership of heritage?
 

About the Author

Chiel van den Akker is a lecturer in historical theory in the Department of History at VU University Amsterdam, where Susan Legêne is professor of political history.
 

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