Why digital? Museums Digitisation and its use for Stakeholders

Seminar with Fredrik Gunnarsson, archaeologist at Kalmar County Museum and PhD student at the research school GRASCA at Linnaeus University.

Abstract:

During the last decade there has been huge digitisation projects at museums. This lecture will problematise around these undertakings and reflect upon what its good for and more importantly for whom. Who are the stakeholders and are museums making societal good by digitising its collections and making them public?

Bio:

Fredrik Gunnarsson is an archaeologist at Kalmar County Museum and a PhD student at the research school GRASCA at Linnaeus University. His research is focused on how digitalisation can contribute to making Swedish contract archaeology socially relevant in new ways. I investigate how archaeological knowledge production is created in the digital environment. This is achieved by understanding how knowledge production and communication of results is carried out within contract archaeology. The goal is to create new knowledge about how contract archaeology can increase its ability to produce relevant knowledge for authorities, researchers and the general public.

Research profile: https://lnu.se/en/staff/fredrik.gunnarsson/