Museums, audio-visual and digital media in a world of changing communication. Trends, innovations, examples

How has the audiovisual and digital communication of museums and other cultural institutions changed in the past decades? What changes can be observed in media design? With which audiovisual possibilities can cultural assets be reconstructed or shown and conveyed in their lost historical context? How to restore or reconstruct damaged or destroyed audiovisual cultural property, e.g. old film documents? Such aspects were the focus of the AVICOM conference, which took place in 2019 as part of the General Conference of the International Council of Museums in Kyoto. Selected lectures are published now in this richly illustrated book. Media experts and museum professionals also present examples of good cultural mediation through special applications, websites, virtual or augmented reality and in the form of interactive and virtual exhibitions and museums. Another focus is the use of media for cooperation with social minorities and marginalized groups, as well as for reducing barriers and promoting inclusion.

Museums, audio-visual and digital media in a world of changing communication. Trends, innovations, examples

A collection of papers, presented in the AVICOM sessions during the 25th ICOM General Conference “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”, Kyoto, 1-7 September 2019

Edited by Michael H. Faber, June 8, 2020. Publisher: Books on Demand, Norderstedt, Germany. Size 17 x 22 cm. 168 pages

ISBN 9783751904506


János Tari (Hungary): Visual trends in the award-winning museum projects of the AVICOM f@imp festival – Aleš Kapsa (Czech Rep.): MUSAIONFILM 2019: The 22nd annual and the only festival of museum films in Central Europe – Anne Elisabeth Thibault (Canada): The New 3-Sided Relationship: Visitors experience, knowledge transfer, technologies – Daisy Li (Taiwan-China): Digital Renaissance: Curating ancient Chinese art in the virtual realm – Elena Vretzaki et al. (Greece): INNOVEXPO: Developing innovative applications for enhanced and interactive expositions – Mohamed Ismail Ahmed Ibrahim (Egypt): Using Pepper’s Ghost technique for displaying the absent artifacts – Melissa Aguilar (Mexico): Alternative immersion in the exhibition space – Jing Zhao (P. R. of China): Information, organization and interactive design of museum’s website based on behavior logic: The new English official website of Capital Museum China – Anna Maria Marras (Italy): Bridging the gap: Italian museums and digital inclusion – Alan Miller, Catherine Anne Cassidy, Natalie McGuire, Kaye Hall (Great Britain/Barbados): Virtual museum of Caribbean Migration and Memory – Indigo Hanlee (Australia): Juluwarlu: Using digital media in aboriginal communities – John Cheeseman (Australia): Revitalising heritage through contemporary art and new technologies – Alan Miller, Catherine Anne Cassidy (Great Britain): Sustainability of databases – Nobukazu Suzuki (Japan): A case study on how to salvage moving image materials affected by a natural disaster in Japan

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