Museums Curating Online Content Using Web 2.0: Making Cultural Production More Democratic

Shahani, L., Economou, M. and Nikonanou, N. (2008) Museums Curating Online Content Using Web 2.0: Making Cultural Production More Democratic. CIDOC 2008, Athens, Greece, 15-18 Sep 2008.

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Since the emergence and application of social media, several museums have beenexperimenting with their potential to engage communities in a more experience-centeredpractice. In many cases this type of engagement has promoted the idea of the museum as apowerful site of cultural production and contact where identity can be constructedcombining both the realms of individuality and collective cohesion. Web 2.0 technologieshave provided an unlimited communication flow in which users can generate, share, andcurate their own museum-centered content. This paper aims to explore issues centered onuser-generated content in museums and the interconnectivity between institutionalpractices and spheres of public participation. Through the context of applied web 2.0technologies in museums, it will examine issues of collecting, selecting, interpreting andpresenting collections through user-generated content.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Economou, Professor Maria
Authors: Shahani, L., Economou, M., and Nikonanou, N.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies

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