The aim of the Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab (VSMS Lab) is to produce cutting edge research in the fields of visual sociology and museum studies.
Studies in visual sociology involve the critical examination of photographic images (artistic as a well as vernacular), their distribution and consumption. Emphasis is placed on the study of online user-generated image databases and tourist practices. Studies in museology focus on the history of museums, their impact and agency, museum education and audience studies. Our aim is to work closely with cultural organizations in order to bridge issues of theory and practice and ultimately make museums more relevant and inclusive.
The lab is located at the premises of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Design of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol.