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Dr Carlotta Capurro

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Digital Humanities, Heritage Studies, Museums & Collections

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Cohort/Start PhD: 2017-2018

Curating Digital Heritage: Engagements with technology and media in European heritage institutions

Utrecht University
Promotor(es): Prof. dr. Joris van Eijnatten, Dr Jaap Verheul, Dr Gertjan Plets
Aanstelling: vanaf september 2017

This project focuses on the use of digital cultural heritage by museums. Many heritage institutions use interactive applications but are not yet capable to autonomously deal with them. This project will investigate the impact of digital technologies on curatorial practices and will analyse how different actors such as museums, private companies, consultants collaborate in the construction of collections and exhibitions that include digital heritage, their roles and their reciprocal relationships and responsibilities in developing (digital) contents. Within the theoretical framework of Critical Heritage Studies, this project will investigate and delineate the technological and ethical assumptions and practices at the base of these relationships and their implications for museum’s audiences. The main outcome of the research will be a theoretical delineation of the role and the required competences of Curators of Digital Assets (CDA) and an analysis of how this Prof. dr.ession is actually created and placed inside museums.