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      Art and Activism at Museums in a Post-digital World



      Proceedings of EVA London 2019 (EVA 2019)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      8 - 11 July 2019

      Digital activism, Digital art, Digital culture, Digital heritage, Exhibitions, Museums, Post-digital world, Protest



            Once quiet places protected by walls, museums are increasingly besieged by activist groups. Spurred by social and political causes, they storm the gates bypassing the gatekeepers, to deliver their message and insist that museums become relevant, participatory and interactive, and give voice to their communities and audience. With no place to hide in a sea of digital connections, museums are challenged to find new directions and strategies for the post-digital world. This paper traces these trends, illustrating them using recent examples of art and activism at museums in New York and London, and explores strategies for museums to collaborate with their community and find common ground.


            Author and article information

            Role: Professor https://sites.google.com/view/tgiannini/
            Role: Emeritus Professor http://www.jpbowen.com
            July 2019
            July 2019
            : 27-35

            School of Information

            Pratt Institute

            New York, USA

            School of Engineering

            London South Bank University

            London, UK
            © Giannini et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2019, UK

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            Proceedings of EVA London 2019
            EVA 2019
            London, UK
            8 - 11 July 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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