Diachronic Perspective and Interaction: New Directions for Innovation in Historical Museums

Emanuela Marchetti, Andrea Valente

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Although researchers have proposed many engaging digital solutions to enhance museum
learning practice, most museums prefer to stick to low-tech settings. Our study suggests
that technologies are not broadly adopted because a clear vision, about their role within
the troubled process of museum innovation, is missing.
Therefore, starting from the design of a new learning platform for museums, we propose
a new scenario, so to show concretely how digital technologies, and their specific
affordances, could contribute to museum innovation. This scenario is envisioned with
respect to two main levels of discussion: a micro level dealing with everyday practice
inside the museum, and a macro level regarding museums external relations, within the
local community and society in general.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)131-143
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • museums, cultural capital, digital technologies, social interaction


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