The rapidly evolving nature of new and emerging technologies renders artworks made using such technologies a challenging category of objects to be handled by institutions. The MuseumArtTech project investigates how art made with emerging technologies (such as VR, AR, Mixed Reality, holographic, multimedia and interactive technologies) is acquired, exhibited and finally preserved by museums and art institutions. The project will perform an in-depth research aiming to identify current institutional practices, understand the challenges museum professionals face when dealing with artworks that use emerging technologies, as well as identify the concerns of artists working with these technologies. Eventually, it aims to produce a best practices code that can be used by museum professionals and artists alike.
Research Team: Myrto Aristidou (research associate), Dr. Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert (CUT VSMS Lab coordinator/ Museum Lab RISE), Dr. Doros Polydorou and Dr. Marinos Koutsomichalis (CUT Media Arts and Design Lab) and Kleanthis Neocleous (Immersive Technologies for Intelligent and Creative Applications Group, RISE). This project is funded by the Research Promotions Foundation “Restart 2016-2020″ program.