Intercultural Dialogue in Museums through Mixed Reality


Session Title:

  • Machinic Sense & Sensibility: The Problem with Immersion

Presentation Title:

  • Intercultural Dialogue in Museums through Mixed Reality



  • Increasingly, museums are being perceived as agencies that promote conversations between communities in multicultural societies. Meanwhile, the development of digital technology, such as mixed reality (MR), has shifted our way to communicate by enhancing our perception of information. This paper presents a case scenario of how MR, in the museum domain, can be utilized effectively to create a platform where cross-cultural links of artifacts can be represented dynamically and interactively to formulate a more inclusive and diverse narrative about artifacts, history, and humanity for museum audiences. Two prototypes and future development are presented that explore different aspects of emerging MR technologies with new curatorial techniques for highlighting the dialogue of cultures in museums. This paper concludes with a discussion of the potential for emerging technologies to solve contemporary problems in museums.