Online Talk: Digital Heritage, Archaeological Reconstructions and the Curatorial Field
07 October 2020, Starts: 19:30
Digital Heritage, Archaeological Reconstructions and the Curatorial Field
Talk by Jacquie Aitkin (Timespan Museum) and Alan Miller (University of St Andrews)
Jacquie will discuss the ways in which digital heritage can be used as a generative tool which has the potential to democratise cultural production and argues for it going beyond the spectacle. Jacquie will then introduce Timespan’s collaborative research project Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in the Northern Environment (CINE), and discuss the process of producing three immersive virtual reconstructions of significant archaeological sites. Alan Miller and Jacquie will then discuss the impact of technology on engagement, participation and the curatorial field.
Jacquie Aitken is Digital Heritage Curator at Timespan Museum and has a background in archaeology, museums and immersive technology. Her roles at Timespan include the curation of the museum and community co-production. Over the last two years she has led the development of new digital visitor experiences and virtual reconstruction models of the past. As a supporter of community archaeology, Jacquie initiated the Brora Salt Pans Excavation Project and now leads the research group.
Alan Miller is a lecturer in Digital Heritage at St Andrews University and Director of Smart History Limited. Alan has been working in the CINE, EULAC and CUPIDO EU projects developing immersive and mobile technologies which preserve and promote digital heritage. As part of the Open Virtual Worlds group Alan has been developing support for museums at home, live heritage, digital reconstructions, museums without walls and other fun innovative digital heritage.