Manual of Digital Museum Planning
The Manual of Digital Museum Planning is a comprehensive guide to digital planning, development, and operations for museum professionals and students of museums studies and arts administration. In the tradition of Lord Cultural Resource’s renowned manuals, this book gives practical advice on how digital can enhance and improve all aspects of the museum.
With chapters written by experienced professionals working at leading institutions such as the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Bristol Culture, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and others, the Manual of Digital Museum Planning is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for anyone planning a new museum, a museum expansion or a new project in the Digital Age.
- Part 1 explains how digital technologies are transforming museums and their value proposition
- Part 2 explores how adopting a user-centric, omnichannel approach creates new relationships between museums and communities
- In Part 3, the book offers a guide to integrating digital into the workflow of museums- from data analytics, to user experience design to project management
- Part 4 identifies the business models, infrastructure and skills and competencies for the digital museum
Each chapter culminates in ‘summary takeaways’ for easy recall, and key words are defined throughout. A glossary and reference list are also included as an accessible resource for readers.
About The Authors
"Planning for the Digital Museum is an imperative reference point for museum and gallery professionals facing the challenges and opportunities of the digital epoch. The distinguished list of authors, and the breadth of themes the book covers, make it the definitive publication on this brave new world."Tom Wilcox, Senior Partner, Counterculture
"This fascinating and valuable book shines a light on where museums could and should be heading in the digital age. It points to ways in which the experience of curators, visitors and scholars can all be transformed and, more controversially, how the power of the megabrands that dominate the museum world, and the internet, can be effectively challenged."John Newbigin OBE, Chair, Creative England