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The End of the Beginning: Normativity in the Postdigital Museum

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posted on 24.01.2018, 14:15 by Ross D. Parry
This article is an attempt to frame a way of seeing museums after the digital revolution. By introducing the concept of the ‘postdigital’, its aim is to evidence a tipping point in the adoption of new media in the museum—a moment where technology has become normative. The intention is not to suggest that digital media today is (or, indeed, should be) universally and equally adopted and assimilated by all museums, but rather to use the experience of several (national) museums to illustrate the normative presence digital media is having within some organizational strategies and structures. Having traced this perceived normativity of technology in these localized institutional settings, the article then attempts to reflect upon the consequences that the postdigital and the normative management of new media have for our approach to museological research.

History

Citation

Museum Worlds, 2013, 1, pp. 24-39

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Museum Studies

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Museum Worlds

Publisher

Berghahn Journals

issn

2049-6729

eissn

2049-6737

Copyright date

2013

Available date

24/01/2018

Publisher version

https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/museum-worlds/1/1/air-mw010103.xml

Editors

Dudley, S;Message, K

Language

en