Touch Screen Interactivity and the Representation of Marginalised Groups in Museums

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  • Short Paper Presentations

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  • Touch Screen Interactivity and the Representation of Marginalised Groups in Museums

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  • Computers have been used for some time in museums in information databases of documentary details about objects in museums collections, although initially for the use of museum staff and researchers, some have been designed specifically to be accessed through touch screens and made available to museum visitors. A more recent development is the design of interactive touch screens which enable visitors to access stories, themes and issues, as opposed to objects. Dr. Coxall looks at the potential differences that interactive touch screens make to museums exhibition display, with particular regard to the ways that people’s lives and work are represented.

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