The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication is out!
NEW BOOK. Museums today find themselves within a mediatised society, where everyday life is conducted in a data-full and technology-rich context. In fact, museums are themselves mediatised: they present a uniquely media-centred environment, in which communicative media is a constitutive property of their organisation and of the visitor experience. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication explores what it means to take mediated communication as a key concept for museum studies and as a sensitising lens for media-related museum practice on the ground.
OPEN CALL. We are delighted to invite you to contribute to a proposal for a chapter for an edited volume Experimental Museology: Institutions, Representations, Users that we are finalising for submission to Routledge. Based in part on our own practice-based research into museological and curatorial practices in art galleries, science centres and cultural-history museums, we propose a new experimental framework for developing museum practice.
Interactive exhibition brings the Universe to life
How do you make complicated phenomena like big bang and supernovae understandable and interesting to the public? Our Museum PhD fellow Line Nicolaisen and Head of Communication Tina Ibsen from Tycho Brahe Planetarium talk about their work with the new exhibition “Made in Space”, where current research, interactive technology and visual design have been used to solve the challenges.
Our museum: Studying museum communication for citizen engagement
Our Museum was initiated in 2016. It is a five-year Danish national research and development programme comprising seven university departments at five universities and eight museum partners. The project aims to facilitate new forms of citizen engagement and inclusion by developing and studying how museums communicate with audiences in innovative ways. In this text the background, aims, hypothesis and organization are presented.
Essay on the need for documenting museum practices (in Danish)
Essay by Kirsten Drotner in Danish newspaper Politiken 24 November 2017.
Museums involves the Danes (in Danish)
Interview with Kirsten Drotner in the radioshow DR P1 Morgen 21 October 2017.
To be in the middle of it, when you learn about it (in Danish)
Article in the MiD Magazine no. 37. October 2017 by Signe Lykke Littrup and Marianne Achiam.
Does it work when museums communicate the past through iPads, blue smoke and sound effects? (in Danish)
Interview with Signe Lykke Littrup and Thomas Tram Pedersen, The Danish Castle Center, in the radio show P4 Morgen.
How do museums become socially significant? (in Danish)
Reportage by journalist Marie Carsten Pedersen, Zetland, from the Our Museum 2017 Summit.
Media culture, innovation and creativity (in Danish)
Interview with Kirsten Drotner about media culture, innovation, the media landscape and creativity in our education system.
Get the wild ideas back into the classroom (in Danish)
Interview with Kirsten Drotner in Danish newspaper Politiken 20 November 2017.
Our Museum is launched (in Danish)
Our Museum is launched Mentioning of the launch of the national research and development programme Our Museum in the magazine Danske Museer, October 2017. Read the mentioning (in Danish) here: Our Museum is launched
Ragnarock participates in new, national research programme (in Danish)
Article about Rikke Haller Baggesen’s project at museum Ragnarock in Paperboy Roskilde 22 August 2016.