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From storing to storytelling: Archaeological museums and digitisation
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9733-612X
Lund University, Sweden.
2018 (English)In: Archaeology and archaeological information in the digital society / [ed] Isto Huvila, Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2018, p. 70-105Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter takes a closer look at digitisation in archaeological museum exhibitions. Themes discussed are how contents and stories are affected when they are transformed into digital formats; if the museum experiences relying on digital techniques are built for single users or groups; if content in exhibitions are relying on digital content from excavations or if the material used is created beyond and after the excavation situation; and how archaeological information and knowledge can be discerned through communication in archaeological museums. Results are that stories definitely are affected by digitisation and that the visitors’ bodies and senses as well as minds are involved in the experience. There is still an emphasis on single user experience, even if some museums have been aware and actually created multi-user experiences but that it demands a strategy to do so in relation to technology that is often made for single users. Material used for digital display is mostly created after, and in some cases very long time after, excavations. Finally, there is a clear emphasis on storytelling in today’s museums, but it is combined with archaeological excavation results and the result of the mix of archaeology and storytelling is that the past interpreted is added an overall story that previously often was missing in archaeological object-centered display.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2018. p. 70-105
Keywords [en]
archaeology, digitisation, museums, exhibition, communication
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology; Humanities, Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-76360ISBN: 978-0-415-78843-4 (print)ISBN: 9781315225272 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-76360DiVA, id: diva2:1239129
Projects
ARKDIS: Archaeological Information in the Digital Society
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council, Rambidrag 340-2012-5751
Note

Kapitlet är författat i sin helhet av Bodil Petersson. Projektmedarbetare Carolina Larsson, Humlab vid Lunds universitet har bidragit med fotografier samt givit författaren tekniska förklaringar till hur olika tekniker som exempelvis "pepper's ghost" fungerar, så att detta har kunnat beskrivas korrekt i texten. 

The chapter as a whole is authored by Bodil Petersson. Co-worker Carolina Andersson, Humlab, Lund University, has contributed with photos and explanations of how different techniques, like "pepper's ghost" work, so that techniques are described as correct as possible in the chapter.

Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-08-15 Last updated: 2019-04-05Bibliographically approved

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