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Framing collaborative processes of digital transformation in cultural organisations: from literary archives to augmented reality

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Gabi ArrigoniORCiD, Dr Tom Schofield, Dr Diego Trujillo Pisanty



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2019.

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At a time when it is particularly urgent to identify models of intersection across the digital and cultural sector to respond to an emergent funding and policy environment, this article contributes to a body of scholarly work around designing digital interventions for museums by identifying the role of cultural content in shaping design spaces for collaboration. The context of the article is a research project that brought together magical realist literature and the development of an Augmented Reality smartphone application realised through a public programme held at a museum of children’s literature. This process created an open-ended design space within the organisation embedded into the development of public engagement workshops around magical realism and place making. It investigates how the cultural content (from archival material) occupied a key role in shaping technological development and suggests strategies that could grant autonomy and sustainability to cultural organisations in engaging in digital transformation.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Arrigoni G, Schofield T, Trujillo Pisanty D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Museum Management and Curatorship

Year: 2019

Volume: 35

Issue: 4

Pages: 424-445

Online publication date: 30/10/2019

Acceptance date: 20/10/2019

Date deposited: 31/10/2019

ISSN (print): 0964-7775

ISSN (electronic): 1872-9185

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/09647775.2019.1683880


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