In defense of the unreal:
Museums in the virtual world
Dear Friends of Talking History
The History Trust of South Australia in collaboration with Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts at Flinders University are delighted to host a public talk by Dr Andrew Yip from the University of New South Wales together with a panel of respondents on the topic of telling stories in museums with digital technologies.
You may remember Dr Andrew Yip from the 2018 Talking History lecture titled Immersive interactions: a new museology of consciousness in the age of virtual reality or the 2021 lecture Windjammers presented with Dr Adam Paterson.
Andrew will lead an exploration of the complex relationship at the heart of 21st Century museum practice, between conservation and display of material culture and the transformative effects of ‘the digital’. Then a panel of museums experts and researchers will respond to Andrew’s provocations with considered thoughts from their own contexts.
Panelists will include:
Jason Bevan, senior lecturer in visual effects at Flinders University, Dr Ben Stubbs, senior lecturer in journalism and creative writing at UniSA and our very own Dr Kristy Kokegei, Head of Audience and Experience at the History Trust.
Facilitator: Dr Tully Barnett
Thursday 9 June, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Flinders University, Victoria Square
182 Victoria Square
Level 1, Room 1
Adelaide, SA 5000