WEEK 2: August 25 & 27

August 25:Digital Cultural Heritage

  • Cameron, F., & Kenderdine, S. (Eds.). (2007). Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse. Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press * PICK A CHAPTER* and be prepared to share your thoughts with the class. http://search.lib.unc.edu/search?R=UNCb8033052.
  • Newell, J. (2012). Old objects, new media: Historical collections, digitization and affect. Journal of Material Culture, 17(3), 287–306. doi:10.1177/1359183512453534
  • Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P., & Aljas, A. (2009). Digital cultural heritage – challenging museums , archives and users. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, 3(1), 109–127.
  • “We Transform the World with Culture” – Europeana Strategy 2015-2020, available here: http://strategy2020.europeana.eu/#a>

August 27: Understanding users. Who goes to and uses the resources in cultural heritage institutions?

  • Falk, J.H. (2009). Identity and the museum visitor experience. Left Coast Press. Read: “Introduction: Museums and Their Visitors,” p.17 -38.
  • Demographic Transformation and the Future of Museums http://culturalpolicy.uchicago.edu/demographic-transformation-and-future-museums
  • Public Library Use: ALA Fact Sheet No. 6 (2013) http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet06
  • Who uses archives and why? http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/about/archives_unboxed/who_uses.aspx
  • Michelle Obama inaugurates Whitney Museum’s new space in New York (*feel free to do an internet search for more critical receptions of Obama’s speech) http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/apr/30/michelle-obama-whitney-museum-new-york
  • Actual Text of Michelle Obama’s Speech at the Opening of Whitney Museum, April 30, 2015 https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/30/remarks-first-lady-opening-whitney-museum