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Combining Values of Museums and Digital Culture in Digital Public History

From the book Handbook of Digital Public History

  • Emily Esten


Museum professionals have increasingly introduced technology into historical spaces, and history into technological spaces, to augment or transform the preservation of knowledge and artifacts; the sharing and creation of knowledge; and the visitor experience. This chapter reviews museum initiatives using technology and principles of digital public history to engage collections and audiences. It focuses on three aspects of museum work in digital public history: community building, collections enhancement, and experiential engagement. Considering the international, multifaceted, and multimodal work being done by the museum community, broadly conceived, the values of digital public history present themselves in the past and present of museum work.

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