Documenting Past Exhibitions: Why and How Information Technology Could Help to Preserve Dismantled Shows

  • Werner Schweibenz
  • Roberto Scopigno

Abstract

The paper reflects why past exhibitions should be documented virtually. It states that exhibitions are manifestations reflective of a time and place, and therefore interpretative, which makes them interesting for future research. It describes how information techno­ logy can help to preserve museum displays.

Author Biographies

Werner Schweibenz

Werner Schweibenz studied information science at the University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since 2007 he has worked for MusIS coordinating the digital object documentation of the State Museums of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the publication of online exhibitions. He is a member of the competence network of the German Digital Library.

Roberto Scopigno

Roberto Scopigno graduated from the University of Pisa in 1984. He is a Research Director with CNR-ISTI and leads the Visual Computing Lab. He is engaged in research projects concerned with 3D graphics and visual technologies, with main application to Cultural Heritage. He has published more than 250 papers in international journals or conferences, with Google Scholar h-index 49. He participated to many EC projects on ICT technologies and is Editor-in-Chief of the ACM’s Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH). He has been the recipient of the Distinguished Career Award issued by Eurographics in 2014.

Published
2018-06-19
How to Cite
Schweibenz, W., & Scopigno, R. (2018). Documenting Past Exhibitions: Why and How Information Technology Could Help to Preserve Dismantled Shows. Uncommon Culture, 7(1/2), 75-85. Retrieved from https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/UC/article/view/9237