The colloquium entitled Museums in Digital will shed light on the opportunities, strengths, dangers, and weaknesses of a digital museum experience.
Digital technologies enable the development of new museum practices and reinterpretations of museum collections, new forms of museum participation, networking, and accessibility of heritage. Using augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 3D digital technologies, museums offer visitors new ways of understanding and communicating. The agenda for digitization in museums was established decades before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the physical closure of museums, especially in the first wave of the pandemic, moved the diverse social interaction of museums to digital environments. We are witnessing completely new digital experiences. The time of pandemic restrictions on life and functioning has shaped many digital innovations, solutions, and adaptations.
The colloquium offers an overview of innovative projects in this field and at the same time brings a critical point of view to virtual and mixed reality, emphasizing that we must use information and digital tools thoughtfully and critically and with a clear goal.
Topic: Museums in Digital
Date: 29 March – 1 April 2023
Location: Piran/Republic of Slovenia
Venue: Herman Pečarič Gallery (Leninova ulica 2)
Organized by: International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures
Partner: Piran Coastal Galleries (Obalne galerije Piran), Slovenia