Museums, Heritage, and Digital Curation

Theory and practice at the Allard Pierson

Wim Hupperetz | Forthcoming

Museums, Heritage, and Digital Curation

Theory and practice at the Allard Pierson

Wim Hupperetz | Forthcoming


Paperback ISBN: 9789464260748 | Hardback ISBN: 9789464260755 | Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 182x257mm | ca. 176  pp. | Language: English | 5 illus. (bw) | 50 illus. (fc) | Keywords: museum studies; museology; heritage studies; media studies; digital curation | download cover

Publication date: 24-02-2022

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Heritage institutions face major changes in the areas of digitisation, narrative, inclusivity, and participation. In this groundbreaking book Wim Hupperetz, an expert in the field of museums, heritage and digital curation, reflects on the challenge of change. How does a museum move from an object or a collection to storytelling, and what is the impact of digitisation on curatorship? How to assess the biography of a collection when you think of museums as a medium of memory? And in striving to achieve a participatory dialogue, what is the difference between collaborating and doing things together?

In six chapters, theory and practice are juxtaposed. Each chapter concludes with practical dos and don’ts. This book is also meant as a tribute to everyone who has contributed to the renovation of the Allard Pierson, the museum and knowledge institute where the collections of the University of Amsterdam are preserved and presented.

Museums, Heritage and Digital Curation is intended for heritage professionals and students who want to gain insight into the debate in a rapidly changing field.

Introduction

1. The museum as a medium of memory
The museum in the 21st century
Organising openness
Museums and modernity
Museums and the culture of remembrance
Recollection and historical awareness
Case studies
The paradox of nostalgia
New narratives
Do’s and don’ts

2. The biography of collections
Investigating provenance
Dynamic heritage
The memory of a collection
Case studies
Biographical notes
Colonial context
Do’s and don’ts

3. Collaborating, cooperating and acting together
Managing change
Various levels
Case studies
Do’s and don’ts

4. From object to narrative
The evolution of a new semi-permanent collection presentation
Presentation history
Connecting the archaeological and the special collections
The overkill pitfall
The refurbishment evaluated
Case studies
Do’s and don’ts

5. Digital curation
Challenges of Digital Curation
The digital heritage paradox
Support tools
Shifts in digital heritage practice
In search of digital added value and sustainability
Case studies
Do’s and don’ts

6. Towards a participatory dialogue
Heritage as a platform
Practice and process
Constant transformation
Two-way traffic
Case studies
Do’s and don’ts

Epilogue
Acknowledgements
Notes
Bibliography

Prof. dr. Wim Hupperetz

Wim Hupperetz is a heritage professional in the field of museology, archaeology, cultural landscapes and built heritage, focused on adding value through digital media and a multidisciplinary approach. He is currently extraordinary professor of Museums, Heritage and Digital Curation at the University of Amsterdam.

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Abstract:

Heritage institutions face major changes in the areas of digitisation, narrative, inclusivity, and participation. In this groundbreaking book Wim Hupperetz, an expert in the field of museums, heritage and digital curation, reflects on the challenge of change. How does a museum move from an object or a collection to storytelling, and what is the impact of digitisation on curatorship? How to assess the biography of a collection when you think of museums as a medium of memory? And in striving to achieve a participatory dialogue, what is the difference between collaborating and doing things together?

In six chapters, theory and practice are juxtaposed. Each chapter concludes with practical dos and don’ts. This book is also meant as a tribute to everyone who has contributed to the renovation of the Allard Pierson, the museum and knowledge institute where the collections of the University of Amsterdam are preserved and presented.

Museums, Heritage and Digital Curation is intended for heritage professionals and students who want to gain insight into the debate in a rapidly changing field.

Contents

Introduction

1. The museum as a medium of memory
The museum in the 21st century
Organising openness
Museums and modernity
Museums and the culture of remembrance
Recollection and historical awareness
Case studies
The paradox of nostalgia
New narratives
Do’s and don’ts

2. The biography of collections
Investigating provenance
Dynamic heritage
The memory of a collection
Case studies
Biographical notes
Colonial context
Do’s and don’ts

3. Collaborating, cooperating and acting together
Managing change
Various levels
Case studies
Do’s and don’ts

4. From object to narrative
The evolution of a new semi-permanent collection presentation
Presentation history
Connecting the archaeological and the special collections
The overkill pitfall
The refurbishment evaluated
Case studies
Do’s and don’ts

5. Digital curation
Challenges of Digital Curation
The digital heritage paradox
Support tools
Shifts in digital heritage practice
In search of digital added value and sustainability
Case studies
Do’s and don’ts

6. Towards a participatory dialogue
Heritage as a platform
Practice and process
Constant transformation
Two-way traffic
Case studies
Do’s and don’ts

Epilogue
Acknowledgements
Notes
Bibliography

Prof. dr. Wim Hupperetz

Wim Hupperetz is a heritage professional in the field of museology, archaeology, cultural landscapes and built heritage, focused on adding value through digital media and a multidisciplinary approach. He is currently extraordinary professor of Museums, Heritage and Digital Curation at the University of Amsterdam.

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