Participating in infrastructuring: The active role of visitors and curators in museum

Teresa Macchia, Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Vincenzo D'Andrea

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Infrastructures do not exist by themselves. They are the result of converging forces actions and interactions. Different actors support and are supported by the infrastructure, in a form of interdependency between agents and artifacts. Museum as cultural infrastructure involves nonetheless practices, memberships and activities. And, the interdependence of elements in infrastructuring museum is improved and modified by the current increased introduction of various forms of technologies that changes the morphology of the museum itself, and of the role of curators and visitors. In this context, museum needs a suggestive (re)interpretation about the figure of curators in participating and infrastructuring museum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Matter of Design. Making Society through Science and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th STS Italia Conference 2014
EditorsClaudio Coletta, Sara Colombo, Paolo Magauda , Alvise Mattozzi, Laura Lucia Parolin, Lucia Rampino
Place of PublicationMilano
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSTS Italia Conference - Milan, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 201414 Jun 2014
Conference number: 5


ConferenceSTS Italia Conference
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