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Digital Technologies for Visitor Engagement with Cultural Heritage

29 November | 18:00 - 19:30

ICOMOS-UK

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The rapid development of digital technologies and their implementation in cultural heritage context has raised many arguments regarding the effectiveness of digital technologies in aiding users and visitors’ engagement with heritage values and interpretations. The development of immersive experience, VR, AR, MR, has on the one hand brought to light great opportunities to unveil hidden heritage assets and engage people of different needs with heritage. On the other hand, it has raised key concerns regarding the authentic experience and physical engagement with heritage, in addition to the concern that these new tools could compromise the audience's appetite to visit and experience historic sites, particularly the younger generation. Therefore, ICOMOS-UK Digital Technology Committee is inviting you to its 1st round table discussion with experts and researchers to explore these issues and the wider role of Digital technologies for visitor engagement with cultural heritage. The discussion aims to explore opportunities, challenges and ethical concerns linked to these practices.

 

The discussion panel includes:

Dr Alex Hildred, Head of Research and Curator of Ordnance and Human Remains at the Mary Rose Trust.

Dr Brett Stevens, Principal Lecturer and User Experience Design Researcher at the University of Portsmouth

Dr Claire Bailey-Ross, Associate Dean Academic and researcher in Digital Humanities at the University of Portsmouth.

Dr Sara Perry, Director of Research and Engagement at Museum of London Archaeology MOLA, and expert in running archaeology and community initiatives awards.

Prof. Stuart Jeffrey, A Professor of Digital Heritage at the School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art