CALL FOR PAPERS
Conference Title: In Gallery Engagement: Digital vs Analogue
Date: 22 July 2015, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Computer interactives, augmented reality, video screens and touchtables, digital is increasingly occupying gallery space as a means of engaging audiences with museum content. Museums are experimenting with new technologies to capture audience interest and deliver deeper interpretation. But while the technology for delivering interactive engagement becomes more sophisticated, are the principles different to those of low-tech interactives such as handling collections, replica costumes and ‘lift-the-flap’ activities? Technology aside, how do digital interactives differ from their low-tech counterparts?
Oxford University Museums Partnership will be exploring this issue at a one day conference in Oxford on 22 July 2015. We are inviting colleagues from across the sector to present their best in gallery engagement initiatives, both digital and analogue. We want to hear about image recognition apps and paper detective trails, costumed characters and virtual reality villains, Bluetooth beacons and cardboard cut-outs.
As well as sharing best practice, the conference will provoke debate on how digital technology is changing the museum visitor experience. Read more on Call: In Gallery Engagement: Digital vs Analogue – Oxford University Museums Partnership Conference…