Museums And Visitor Photography: Redefining the Visitor Experience

Editor: Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Publisher: MuseumsEtc, 2016

With the development of photographic technologies and mobile devices billions of photographs are produced yearly in museums throughout the world with the number rising year by year. While museum visitors accumulate personal photographs from museum visits, the kind of photographs they produce, how, and for what reasons, is largely understudied.

Furthermore, with the help of online social networks and photo-sharing applications, vernacular photography has entered our economy of images dynamically and has a growing function to play in visually defining people and places. Perhaps for this reason, museums are increasingly using visitor photography in innovative and effective ways: to engage and involve their publics, reach out to new audiences, and facilitate new learning.

This book aims to be both a practical source of information and inspiration for museum professionals, and a valuable source of new research information.

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