Shared digital experiences supporting collaborative meaning-making at heritage sites

Authored by: Sara Perry , Maria Roussou , Sophia S. Mirashrafi , Akrivi Katifori , Sierra McKinney

The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138581296
eBook ISBN: 9780429506765
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429506765-13

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Abstract

A growing body of research testifies to the capacity for archaeological and other cultural heritage sites to generate wonder, attachment, personal transformation and restoration, family bonding and community building among their visitors. However, these aspects of heritage site visits are underexplored, especially in the design of digital tools and experiences. The social dimension of the museum in particular has received little attention. Even if it is well known that museums and heritage sites are primarily visited by groups of people rather than individuals, the digital experiences created for them are often inadvertently designed for the individual.

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