Museums and the Digital (MUSM7036)


This unit investigates the current use and adoption of digital technologies and new media across the museum and gallery sectors internationally. It considers how museums use digital technologies and new media, its relationship to audiences through Web 2.0 and Museum3 environments, and the growing use of the web as an important tool for cultural institutions. This course is an opportunity to research and develop critical knowledge about the use of new media and its application in the museum.

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Intensive mode in weeks 8-12 in Semester 1


1x1000wd equivalent online discussions (20%), 1x3000wd Essay (50%), 1x2000wd concept proposal (30%)

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