This issue of the engage journal examines the practical and symbolic dimensions of digital technology in museum and gallery culture – and how these have had an impact on what we mean by a visitor, an artwork or collection, or by educating and curating.
Four interlinked areas are addressed: art practice, digital interactives for interpretation, online archiving, social media and web 2.0. The book review looks specifically at the challenges digital art poses to curation.
Contributors to engage 24 include: Clive Gillman, Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts; Richard Williams, ICT Manager, Riverside Museum Project; Agathi Tsoroni, Artist and Educator; Kaija Kaitavuori, Gallery Educator and Art Historian; Hannah Fussner, Special Educational Needs Educator and Writer; Jennifer Stoddart, Project Manager, Folly; Mark Waugh and Anna Arca of A Foundation. Artists Rob Pyecroft-Rainbow and Roshini Kempadoo are interviewed by Karen Raney.
First published in 1996, the engage journal is the international journal of visual art and gallery education. Each edition of this twice-yearly publication focuses on a separate theme to form a definitive collection of work on all aspects of visual art and gallery education.