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Theoretical and practical perspectives from a range of disciplines on the challenges of using digital media in interpretation and representation of cultural heritage.In Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage, experts offer a critical and theoretical appraisal of the uses of digital media by cultural heritage institutions. Previous discussions of cultural heritage and digital technology have left the subject largely unmapped in terms of critical theory; the essays in this volume offer this long-missing perspective on the challenges of using digital media in the research, preservation, management, interpretation, and representation of cultural heritage. The contributors -- scholars and practitioners from a range of relevant disciplines -- ground theory in practice, considering how digital technology might be used to transform institutional cultures, methods, and relationships with audiences. The contributors examine the relationship between material and digital objects in collections of art and indigenous artifacts; the implications of digital technology for knowledge creation, documentation, and the concept of authority; and the possibilities for "virtual cultural heritage" -- the preservation and interpretation of cultural and natural heritage through real-time, immersive, and interactive techniques.The essays in Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage will serve as a resource for professionals, academics, and students in all fields of cultural heritage, including museums, libraries, galleries, archives, and archaeology, as well as those in education and information technology. The range of issues considered and the diverse disciplines and viewpoints represented point to new directions for an emerging field.ContributorsNadia Arbach, Juan Antonio Barcelo, Deidre Brown, Fiona Cameron, Erik Champion, Sarah Cook, Jim Cooley, Bharat Dave, Suhas Deshpande, Bernadette Flynn, Maurizio Forte, Kati Geber, Beryl Graham, Susan Hazan, Sarah Kenderdine, Jose Ripper Kos, Harald Kraemer, Ingrid Mason, Gavan McCarthy, Slavko Milekic, Rodrigo Paraizo, Ross Parry, Scot T. Refsland, Helena Robinson, Angelina Russo, Corey Timpson, Marc Tuters, Peter Walsh, Jerry Watkins, Andrea Witcomb.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262514118
ISBN-10: 0262514117
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 178mm x 21mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Fiona Cameron

Igot Zabel has been curator at the Moderna Galerija (Museum of Modern Art), Ljubljana, since 1986, presenting several exhibitions with Slovenian and international artists. He has published two books on contemporary art and a number of articles in catalogues and magazines and was project coordinator of Manifesta 3 (Ljubljana 2000).He is also the Slovenian translator of Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow.

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