The ideal online museum shop product

This summer, together with my research team Emmy van Arent and Kim van Buuren, we look at museum shops online. In this post, we present the ideal product presentation for an online museum shop. We argue images and curation are essential quality signals. We identified no digital product exploration.

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Museum shops online

This summer, together with my research team Emmy van Arent and Kim van Buuren, we look at museum shops online. In this post, we present the rationale for our investigation and preliminary results from the 96 Dutch online museum shops identified. We argue museum products enable people to take a piece of the museum home, potentially contributing to free-choice learning while expanding the overall museum experience.

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Museums of Music: Berlin

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Exhibiting music highlights the challenge of presenting the intangible, through tangible and digital objects, with fragmented collections. In this post I explore these topics as experienced in various Museums of Music across the world while arguing that music can help close the gap between culture and heritage. In this post: Berlin. Continue reading Museums of Music: Berlin

Museums of Music: Budapest

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Exhibiting music highlights the challenge of presenting the intangible, through tangible and digital objects, with fragmented collections. In this post I explore these topics as experienced in various Museums of Music across the world while arguing that music can help close the gap between culture and heritage. In this post: Budapest. Continue reading Museums of Music: Budapest

A History of Digitization: Dutch Museums

The current challenge is to balance production and distribution of heritage content, in addition to finding optimal solutions to position it in the information market. After 50 years of digitization, the goal remains: to ensure unrestricted, sustainable and reliable digital access to Europe’s cultural and scientific knowledge. Continue reading A History of Digitization: Dutch Museums

DEN guest blog

I was invited by DEN to write a blog about my research on digital heritage. I wrote my first guest blog with Karol J. Borowiecki on our working paper on digital heritage and innovation in Europe. The blog can be read here, and the working paper is available here.

Among key results, we find that innovation is driven by digital literacy, both in producers and in consumers, but also by slack, or the resources left after covering all regular costs. That is, the European archives, libraries and museums that have enough resources to do their work and then go on holiday are able to come up with new innovative ways to bring their services to an increasingly digital consumer.