Special session 6:

Digital transformation in museum field: the role of eXtended Reality

Nowadays, digital transformation is one of the keywords used by museum institutions in their mission.

The skills required for this to happen are transversal and constantly evolving. Extended Reality also plays a key role in this process, since it offers new perspectives in terms of accessibility and public engagement, and it makes inclusion and participation the keywords of this evolution.

This special session aims to discuss the digital transformation strategies that are being experimented in museums, focusing on extended reality technologies as tools for the preservation, study and enhancement of museum heritage.

Organized by:

Carola Gatto

Università del Salento, Italy

Carola Gatto graduated magna cum laude with a master’s degree in European Heritage, Digital Media and the Information Society at the University of Salento in a.y. 2017/2018. She was exchange student with Erasmus program in 2014 at Stockholm Universitet (Sweden), where she deepened her knowledge in History of Art, and in 2017 at Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), where she deepens her knowledge in game design and multimedia interactive production. She spent one year as research fellow at AVR Lab (Augmented and Virtual Reality Laboratory) of the DII of University of Salento.

She is now a PhD student in Science of Cultural Heritage and her current research interests deal with augmented and virtual reality for the enhancement of cultural heritage and digital curation in museology.

 

contact: carola.gatto@unisalento.it

Silvia Liaci

Università della Basilicata, Italy

Silvia Liaci graduated magna cum laude with a master’s degree in European Heritage, Digital Media and the Information Society at the University of Salento in A.Y. 2018/2019. She was exchange student with Erasmus program in 2017 at Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) where she deepens her knowledge in game design and multimedia interactive production. She collaborated with AVR Lab ((Augmented and Virtual Reality Laboratory) of the DII of University of Salento and with XR Technology s.r.l. carrying out Spatial Augmented Reality projects in the service of the fruition of cultural heritage and developing skills in 3D modelling.

She is now a PhD student in “Cities and landascapes: Architecture, Archaelogy, Cultural Heritage, History and Resources”  at the University of Basilicata investigating Digital Twin for the conservation and use of Cultural Heritage.

 

contact: silvia.liaci@unibas.it