New article “The role of museums in preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage for addressing societal issues – A matter of time”

In order to promote our collaboration with Museum Nord and present the logic behind the Gaia project to the public, we participated in the “Datafication and cultural heritage – provocations, threats, and design opportunities” workshop at the 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW). The abstract of the article follows and the full paper can be accessed here.


To foster the new understanding of bringing tangible and intangible cultural heritage together, the notion of time – i.e. past, present, and future – should be examined in order to make as-informed-as-possible projections about the relationship’s future effect on sustainable development strategies and cultural heritage preservation. In this paper, we argue that the curation of museums’ physical and digital assets in combination with advanced digitization of external knowledge, will provide a more efficient and more informative method to comprehend the past, include the present, and predict the future, thus increasing awareness of societal issues and contributing to more sustainable practices.

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